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Showing posts from August 14, 2017


August 14th, 2017. 3:32 am. You might think that's early but I've actually been awake since 2:00 am when I suddenly woke up, sat up in bed fully refreshed, bright-eyed, and ready for breakfast - and then groaned when I saw the time. Ugh, thanks, menopause.

There is no going back to sleep when this happens, so I rolled with it. I fed the cat and the dog, made coffee, tidied my room and checked all my messages. Then I looked at Facebook's news feed which replaced my fresh morning feelings with fear and sadness and rage. Toxic.

So I turned off the sick-making news feed and decided to come to my own little corner to write. I don't want to write about the world that is coming apart at the seams, just outside my door. I don't want to fight this fight that I thought was already won. But I guess I have to.

When I think how far we've slipped, and so quickly - and so unexpectedly - I die a little inside. How is this possible? How has this happened? After all the years o…