Here’s Looking at You, Hope

Here's to crying yourself to sleep with the Finding Nemo theme playing, grounding you in unreachable hope. Here's to sleeping in out of fear of depression, only to realize that the day is bright and full of hope, and you feel better. Dear readers, don't you ever give up. Life seems like too great a … Continue reading Here’s Looking at You, Hope

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Poetry Friday: Doubt

I recently found this post in my old drafts. I don't remember why I wrote it, but I like it. Doubt It depends on the day how I feel about us; about you. There are so many secret complications, internal struggles, that it's enough to make it all not worth it. Can I trust you? … Continue reading Poetry Friday: Doubt

Lesson Learned

I never feel quite as alive as when I'm being rebuked for something. It's like all of my blood freezes in place; my breathing shallow; my eyes wide and nearly watering. (It's awful.) Truly, every other moment in life is blissful dreams compared to how a perfectionist feels when being asked to improve. The problem this … Continue reading Lesson Learned

S-A-F-E-T-Y Nap

That moment when it is amazing weather in February and all the neighborhood kids and moms are playing outside but you have a cold and your head had been hurting for hours and all food tastes like dirt and you can't muster the courage to enjoy the day because of course you are still depressed … Continue reading S-A-F-E-T-Y Nap

President Drumpf

I didn't want Drumpf to win but he did. That night it felt like someone had died. I have received that news late at night before, and it felt similar. About all I could do was get into bed and hope that it was a bad dream. It wasn't. But I've been lucky. I've been … Continue reading President Drumpf

contact

Hello, my dear readers! I would love to connect with as many people as possible. Please feel free to contact me with questions, personal stories, post suggestions, topics to cover, possible guest posts, or nonsense like that using this contact form: Or, if you prefer, you can email me at this address: maneysmilesback at gmail dot com … Continue reading contact

A Quick Blog Insider

Hello, I am planning on revamping this blog soon. Smiling picture (seems appropriate, right?), adding contact information, changing the Facebook page a bit, reblogging old posts. You know why? Because I am wondering whether this blog is ever going to earn me some kind of income or fame (tbh that would be nice), and I figure … Continue reading A Quick Blog Insider