Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

Some people love snow. It makes them feel like the holidays are here and time to celebrate Christmas. For me, it triggers my depression. I suppose it’s because I have to drive in it. Right now, the temperature is 14 degrees (Fahrenheit). That makes me feel miserable. I don’t like skiing. I don’t like building …

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It’s pretty universally accepted that humans need social interactions in order to be mentally healthy and achieve a modicum of happiness. I typed in “humans need social interaction” in Google (it was partly filled in for me after I got through ‘humans need,’ actually) and articles populate like: “Why We Need Each Other” “Why We …

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This is going to be a rant. My anxiety and depression are flaring up like hemorrhoids and I have no other outlet, so I am spewing all my irritation and melancholy out and setting it free in the interwebs, where it will echo hollowly because no one gives a flying fluffernutter about my first world …

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So, my depression and anxiety have been rearing their ugly heads and since I don’t really have anyone to talk to about it, I thought I would write a blog! Here is a conversation-style dialogue between myself and depression/anxiety. Me: I want to get healthy and lose weight! Depression: Why bother? Me: I want to …

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This is a hard time of year. The holidays aren’t joyous for everyone. It’s easy to get depressed. Although I’ve lived far away from where I grew up for almost half of my life, I still get homesick at the holidays. People don’t get as excited for the holidays where I live now. There are …

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Well, I know that it is Friday and normally we have a fun post featuring some pretty freaky subject matters. It’s what we do. It’s how we roll. It’s kinda our “thing.” But here, in the Deep South, it is HOT y’all. Like walk-out dry, walk-in dripping sweat, sticky, gross, humid hot. I mean, it …

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