Tifa Lockhart Cosplay

Last weekend I attended MileHiCon here in Denver. It was my first fan-focused con, though it also caters to writers. I went to amazing panels, bought fun jewelry, and generally had a blast. I also cosplayed for the first time! I’ve wanted to for a while, and I’m so glad I finally did. I chose […]

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My Galaxy Hair

I forgot to post about my new hairdo. I’ve been wanting to dye my whole head for a loooong time, but didn’t want to worry about the upkeep. But then I learned about shadow roots, which will allow me to go a little longer between touch ups. Ta-dah! I can go whole hog. At first […]

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Letters to my Younger Selves

Dear High School Kris, I used to resent you. I didn’t understand who you were. You were definitely not who I am today. But now I know you were who you needed to be to survive. You were a hunk of marble, and most of the time you merely ran your hand along the surface […]

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The Weight of Emotional Baggage

For the last several months, I’ve been writing one writing related post and one mental health post every month. I planned on continuing that plan through the fall. I have a list of topics to choose from, all of which I’m passionate about. But hypomania has started to fade, and depression is moving in. And, […]

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Writing Update 2019 Q3

I’ve been super productive the last few months, thanks in part to hypomania with a dash of insomnia. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you can’t/don’t need sleep. Novels Feathers Sharp as Knives – I finished my rewrites, which I decided marks the end of my 3rd draft. (I’m pretty arbitrary when it comes […]

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Back in the Medication Saddle Again

Well, I should think the title of this post is pretty self-explanatory. For the first time since 2010, I’m back on meds. (Except for a 4-month stint in 2011 to get me through a tough semester of grad school, then 9 months in 2013 between weaning Turbo to bottles and trying to get pregnant again. […]

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The Ruby-Shaped Hole in my Heart

On June 1st, around 3 pm, I noticed my dog, Ruby, trembling on the floor. I knelt down, and while it was clear she was aware of me, she didn’t move. I offered her a treat. She wasn’t interested, and that’s when I knew: Ruby was dying. She improved slightly, hobbling around the house with […]

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