• Moods

    What Goes Up, Must Come Down

    I appear to dislike this time of year or this time of year dislikes me. I feel like crud at the moment, my mood has been down for a few days. Today is dad’s birthday, he would have been 77 but he will always remain a young 72. And because of today, I wondered if this is the reason for my low mood and it struck me that I’ve considered this before, around the same time of the year. I’m missing dad, it’s around his birthday – makes sense. Then I discovered on Facebook that the drops in my mood happening around this time of year were happening before dad…

  • Introvert

    Instant Extrovert – Just Add Alcohol

    For most of my late teens and early adult life, I thought I was an extrovert. Those who knew me back then would probably have thought the same. I was wrong. My doctor thought I had bipolar disorder during these same years. He was wrong. When the reality hit me that I was living a lie and I was in fact, an introvert, my world changed in the most dramatic and slightly wonderful way. So what the hell had I been doing wrong all these years? Instant extrovert, just add alcohol. Ohhh. Ah! In my teens when I started experimenting with various things like alcohol, I found it offered me…