Dear Mom

Dear Mom, It’s been seven years since you left us. It’s hard to fathom but the pain reminds me it’s still real. I haven’t “gotten over” the loss or moved on. I’ve simply adjusted to the pain that comes with knowing there are no more hugs, no more laughs, and no more calls. Granted, things between us were never easy. I was (am) rebellious and you had visions for me that I could never fulfill. [Read More]

For an Audience

Write for an Audience This is common wisdom in the writing world, particularly when blogging. Who’s your audience? What do they want to hear? What will interest them? And today, I find myself saying, “Fuck them. I’ll write for me.” I don’t care what you want. Perhaps that will make you stop reading right here, and if so, that’s fine. I don’t run metrics on this site, and I don’t care how many views I get. [Read More]

On Grounding and Being Untethered

On Grounding I’ve spent a lot of time in my life, especially the recent years, focusing on grounding myself. I have a long history of picking up other people’s energy and taking it on as my own. In my twenties, I learned some grounding techniques in order to shut myself off from absorbing people’s energy, especially from toxic people (surprise, I’m naturally attracted to that). And it was a great start to improving my mental and emotional health. [Read More]

Hello, Hugo World

Introduction Hey there and welcome to my little corner of the internet. I’ve owned this corner since the early 2000s and it has gone through many phases of rewrite and redesign. And it usually ends up in some state of half-done because I lose motivation, and never come back to it. As I’ve been working on, I have rekindled my interest in authoring webpages for fun. And I wanted to explore something other than “just another Wordpress” site. [Read More]