Shadowboxing

I’ve never kept an official diary. It’s strange for a writer not to journal, but I always felt guilty for not being disciplined enough to write on a regular basis. Though when I was younger and things did happen, I often wrote about the events in a third person narrative. It helped me sort things… Read more »

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Escape Velocity

Escape velocity. The speed needed to “break free” of Earth’s gravity. This story is my black hole. This story is my attempt to escape from the Earth. “Give them space. Give them time,” Brad told me. What does this story mean to everyone? How would they tell the story? These are the questions that are… Read more »

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Phantom

“People should feel sad when they read this,” Brad said to me at our last group meeting. I nodded in silent agreement. I was glad he understood the words I had just vomited trying to explain the theme of my Invictus story. “The title of your piece will be No Safe Harbour.” Again, he hit… Read more »

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Writing in the Real World

It’s taken a year of processing everything that went down during Invictus, but I’ve finally realized just how unique and valuable the experience was. I often underestimate the power of time, and I’m continually amazed about how my perspective continues to change with each passing day. How did I come to this realization? In December… Read more »

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Changed

A couple of weeks ago I saw a post on Facebook. It was a link to a blog post from one of my former classmates about Invictus. She said that she didn´t want to do Invictus again, but that she had to. I got a bit jealous when I read that. I can´t do Invictus… Read more »

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A String Theory

I spent this morning googling information on string theory. Why? I honestly couldn’t tell you. I like learning about things that make my brain hurt. I’ve always been intrigued by the way stream of consciousness works, especially mine. A thought linking from one idea to the next. In one second, I’m clicking link after link… Read more »

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In the right place and the right time

“What will I say?” “Is this too personal?” “Gosh, I really don’t want to break down into tears…but I’m strong, I can do this” were all thoughts running through my mind as I anxiously got ready for our first Invictus meeting early Tuesday morning. After several sleepless nights of mental preparation, I was convinced that… Read more »

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