Writer's Life

Stumbling Giraffes

I stumbled. I had gotten used to the consistent improvements in my mental and emotional health.  I was writing regularly.  Work was hardly a worry.  I was being more social and trying new things. Then the insomnia freight train hit me. I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night.  Everything was irritating and the… Continue reading Stumbling Giraffes

Writer's Life

Between Social Butterflies and Stony Professionals

I'm only a few months away from the end of my one-year temporary lab job.  A few more months of running around labs and meetings as if I'm training for the Boston marathon. Those same few months are the barrier between having income and being broke. Naturally, this means sending out volumes of job applications… Continue reading Between Social Butterflies and Stony Professionals

Writer's Life

The Reject Game

My cursor hovers over the “Submit” button and it takes all my willpower to click it.  I breathe a sigh of relief until it dawns on me that this was only the first hurdle. Days pass and I feel like dying.  The crushing uncertainty makes me stumble through my existence, hoping against hope that the… Continue reading The Reject Game