To My Fellow Today Survivors

I won’t lie to you all, I’m not writing this from a positive place. Today was rough, my positivity was depleted early, and I stayed late. Today made me wish I could drop-kick today into a garbage disposal and flip the switch. It made me want to crawl into some dark corner and scowl at…

You Matter

The world gets heavy. Sometimes, that heaviness settles beneath our skin. It weighs on our hearts. It occupies our minds. It can be difficult, and often impossible to see this struggle in our loved ones, and it can be even harder to bring our own struggles to light. Waking up today to see that another…

Love Today

The universe throws love at us in ways big and small. Today, it’s in the form of a tiny heart splotch on the sidewalk. Points for creativity, universe. Put a dollar in that tip jar. Say thank you. Let that driver into your lane. Wave back at the random little kid in the grocery store….

Demons

Originally posted on Just Add Insulin:
*I just wanna warn everyone that this post talks about a sensitive issue & my own battles with mental illness. (This is mostly for my momma cuz I know she’s reading this. ❤️)* Diabetes is a full time job. You think about it 24/7. Did bolus for that meal?…

I Hope You’re Proud of You

I hope this message is overkill. I hope it is one of so many others like it that it gets lost in a void of positivity. I hope this whisper of love and encouragement is a small sound in a deafening chorus of of compassion and pride – this month and for every one to…

May The Strength of Your Coffee Match The Strength of Your Spirit

Hi friends, May your coffee be stronger than the force of this Monday. You are plenty strong on your own, of course. But hey, having a bit of backup never hurts, right? Here’s to you and your strength, caffeine-enhanced or not.       – Girl, Caffeinated

The Cost

They threw a banquet for us. We’d all been notified the week prior, and like me, most of us were given remarkably little information. “I recommended you for this a while back,” my teacher, Mr. Z, explained in a hushed tone after pulling me aside before class ended.  “It’s a scholarship for aspiring journalists, you…

Things That Are Not-At-All Awful: Vol. 3

Friends, I’m afraid the news has been chock-full of awful lately. This simply will not do. So! Welcome to… Things That Are Not-At-All Awful: Vol. 3   Taking a walk with a friend  Restaurants that put bowls of water out for dogs on hot days Kazoos Sitting under shady trees The crackle sound that vinyl…

Keep An Eye Out

There are good things in this world. If we look outside, we can find them. If we look inside, we can be them. There’s good waiting for you today. Keep an eye out. With love, – Girl, Caffeinated

Artful Thinking: A Gallery Obscura

What’s in a name? One of my newly-found hobbies is captioning glorious, odd and presumably untitled pieces of internet art. Most of these exquisite works were found by accident, but now they’ve been given a permanent home in this, likely the first of many, Artful Thinking Gallery. NOTE: Though I’ve been known to bring life…

Good Morning

Good morning. You woke up and now a whole day is yours. Your heart is beating. It’ll beat over 100,000 times today. Your brain races at incalculable speeds. You think of things no one else ever will. You see things no one else ever will. You’re a marvel, a wonder. Go be.   ❤ Girl, Caffeinated

Again.

Again. My guess is that I’m not the only one who thought this when they read the news today. For the 22nd time since the start of 2018 (yes, you read that right, 22nd) we’ve suffered a school shooting. Again. Not a question; a statement, equal parts brokenhearted, angry and numb. Again, we’ve come face-to-face…