aging, health, hysterectomy, mental health, midlife, motherhood

hysterectomies are my thing

*Trigger Warning: Cancer scare. And hospitals. And drugged up poetry... It was a cold day in February when I sat in my doctor's office and heard the words, "I don't think this will kill you, Shauna." "It doesn't look like it's spread." My doctor said more, but I don't remember much else. I remember feeling… Continue reading hysterectomies are my thing

mental health, midlife, motherhood, my thing, self discovery, travel, wanderlust

is portland my thing

As I write this I am hurtling through the air on a jet plane from Vancouver to Portland (for work and a little bit of pleasure, woot! woot!). This is my first time on a flight since the end of 2019 because of that whole pandemic thing, and it all feels a bit surreal, like… Continue reading is portland my thing

family, mental health, midlife, motherhood, self discovery, self improvement, spirituality

being comfortable with myself is my thing

So, now that we (I am taking for granted that you and I are in this together now) have decided that my goal for this challenge the next 9ish months is to figure out how to feel comfortable in my own skin... I (*cough* WE) need a plan...

family, mental health, midlife, self discovery, self improvement

i made a mistake last week, sorry

I wrote that whole "what is the point of this year long challenge of mine" post last week and within a few hours of it going live I realized it was all wrong. I came to conclusions, it felt tidy, it sounded reasonable more or less... but no. The happiness thing? I guess... not? Quick… Continue reading i made a mistake last week, sorry

family, friendship, mental health, motherhood, my thing, self discovery

maybe being happy is my thing

As I come to the end of the first quarter of 2022, I am wondering what the purpose of this challenge of mine is. Why am I doing this? What is the point?

family, mental health, motivation, my thing

getting cheated on in japan and my march thing

I found out I was being cheated on from an anonymous good Samaritan via email. An anonymous email, ladies and gentlemen. They didn't say who they were or how they knew the details they knew. They didn't give me anything else. They just dropped this intimate bombshell into my inbox, into my computer, into my… Continue reading getting cheated on in japan and my march thing