Labels Are For Jelly Jars

RubyThat’s the expression I came up with when I was trying to assimilate and collate and accept and put together and place all of the stickers which had been slapped onto me.  I don’t mean to dismiss diagnoses outright, they help point you towards what you need, but they are a double-edged sword.

One of the pages that I wrote some time after I had gotten all comfortable and cozy with my jelly jar tags sort of sums up my feelings on that duality nicely: Continue reading

I Dare You Darlin’

AlwaysThis post was inspired by, and is dedicated to, my very dear friend Ruby.  She has been facing some severe difficulties recently, as described in her post I Am Disabled.  But she isn’t the only Canvas blogger having a very rough time lately.  LuluJames Claims, and Manic Monday have all hit their own major bumps and dips in life lately, which you can read in their own words, on their own blogs (respectively, As the Pendulum SwingsJames Claims, and Manic Monday). Continue reading