I'm going to say something that may come across as somewhat controversial. But I hope you'll stick with me... The last few years have been pretty rough, right? I mean, I remember this time last year thinking I wasn't ready for 2022 because I still hadn't recovered from the trauma of 2020. And now, here … Continue reading Reflecting on 2022
I've mentioned in some previous posts that I've been struggling for some time. At least I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it previously... Those struggles have included really dealing with depression and anxiety in ways that I never have before. This has been going on for months... nearly a year, really. The anxiety I blame on … Continue reading Some Transparency…
Can I Be Honest?
I'm in a funk... I don't know what it is... I just don't know. I feel like, overall, things have been improving for me recently. I mean, I finally got myself into regular therapy a few months ago. So that's been helpful in revealing a lot of things about myself and figuring out why I've … Continue reading Can I Be Honest?
Question of the Week #296
Do you feel you have enough time? If not, what might give you that feeling? As you age, are you becoming less or more concerned about "wasting" time? It's funny... sometimes I feel like I have too much time. Which is ridiculous because I have so much that needs to be done. But I think … Continue reading Question of the Week #296
I Do Not Like My Life Very Much Right Now
First, let me state for the record: I am in no way in any sort of physical danger. What follows is a very un-put-together series of thoughts that basically amount to me trying to make sense of the emotional and psychological trauma that day-to-day life has had in store for me recently. Again, there is … Continue reading I Do Not Like My Life Very Much Right Now
What’s your response when someone you love is hurting? The pain I’m referring to isn’t a physical one. It’s not as if you just saw your best friend trip over their own feet and skin their knee. If it were me watching that happen, there’s a good chance I’d laugh. Sure, I’d ask if they … Continue reading Pain
They’re just lying to themselves, she thought as she stared at the doctors with contempt. They stood on the other side of the safety glass, conferring over what had just happened. They were undoubtedly trying to decide the best course of action for her. After all, it was her words that sparked the outburst in … Continue reading Normal
Hey, kids. How are y'all doing? No, really. How are y'all doing? The world is crazy right now and it can be super easy for us to go crazy right along with it. It's one thing for us to wish each other well, to stay healthy and safe during a pandemic like this. But all … Continue reading Checking In
That Line from Office Space
I always feel funny starting off a blog post by saying, "Can I be honest?" Of course I can be honest. It's my blog. I could lie if I wanted to and no one would know the difference. But I'm not gonna lie. I'm going to admit that I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with a … Continue reading That Line from Office Space
The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018
Well, this has now become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. This is the post where I take a look at the statistics provided by WordPress to see which of the posts that went up throughout the year were the most popular among visitors to the site. Much to my surprise, most of the … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018