Tags » Claustrophobia

When the walls come closing in

So most people that know me know that I’m claustrophobic. If you’ve been with me since the beginning you might know I’ve touched on it before. 483 more words

My big flight is finally here..

Dear friends,

As some of you may know, I suffer from CPTSD and don’t like flying,amongst many other things..For the last couple of weeks I have been doing EMDR with my therapist to make my flight a little more ‘normal’ by replacing the fear of being in a plane, with the feelings of calmness, happiness & comfort the dog in the photo brings me. 336 more words


The World (and IKEA) are not so small after-all.

I haven’t been to an IKEA in years so I was super excited to discover that there’s one in this area. ┬áBut as I walked through its sliding front doors yesterday morning and stepped onto the escalator going up, a strong sense of foreboding welled up in me.. 455 more words

Random Thought Bubbles

Family and politics

Today I headed to a ‘pay lip service’ meeting with my NGO head office.

As usual it was patronising and wrapped in ‘the best intentions’ which still comes off as bullshit. 418 more words

Day 350: adventuring

On Saturday, Boywonder and I ventured out into the city for Baltimore’s annual book fest. As a self-professed bibliophile, I love this particular festival. I can normally find all sorts of amazing old books, weird self-published books, and all other sorts of random lovely things. 362 more words

"Claustrophobia: The Closet's Perspective" by Julianna Baggott

(as printed in the November/December 2012 issue of The American Poetry Review)


Gwendoogle Part CXXVIII - Fight the Good Fight

Answers served with alacrity

Kate Kearney searched: Alright, who irritated the sun?

What? Did you expect an apology or an excuse to follow that? 720 more words