Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

  Ah, the money in co-pays I’ve spent this past couple of months just to find out I have a common health condition: Aging. After x-rays, MRIs, and a CT scan, I have been informed I have “degenerative disc disease” (which isn’t an actual disease), and includes bone spurs, a couple of synovial cysts, and …

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I’ve dragged myself to therapy every other week since about July of this year? Use of the word dragged might indicate a poor attitude on my part from the get-go, but I have enjoyed it. Is that the problem? I have this idea that in order to receive that almost-mythical “breakthrough,” you need to be …

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Welp, I’m not happy and I’m not okay. So, I thought I would post a blog with sad gifs and memes just because I can. Say it like it is:   For those who have trouble expressing their emotions:     A job you hate can cause depression and apathy.     When you need …

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My depression and anxiety have reared their ugly heads more than usual. I seem to live with a certain baseline that I have learned to accept as “normal” for me. Jaw-clenched, fidgety, unemotional, busy mind… I think a lot of it has to do with my existential depression. I recently found out I have scoliosis. …

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As I get older, I strive to learn more about myself. If only I had spent my 20s figuring out who I was. Instead, I worried what other people thought and had unhealthy codependent relationships with people who were toxic for me. There’s no use crying over spilled milk now. All I can do is …

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We are excited to announce that we will be adding a semi-regular (bimonthly) feature at Grumpy Book Grrrl – Mental Health Monday! We have been blogging off and on for awhile about our personal experiences and feelings. We will be expanding this to include mental health tips, research/medical news, guest blogs, and more. If you …

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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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