Don't Worry, I'll Still Babysit
Chris and I decided not to have children. I'm relieved by this. There are any number of reasons I could have chosen not to have children in my lifetime. The reason I have chosen not to raise a child may sound cynical.
As far as parents go, there are very few examples of healthy relationships between family members to draw from, at least in my experience. Many people are familiar with parenthood in theory, but they continue to ignore the tools and resources made available to help them. There are so many different facets to parenthood, and parents should be prepared for the challenge of...
i saw sparks
The world is quiet, as it always is.
Chris is at work, and I've got the TV on. I'm not really watching. It's hard to concentrate, even on that. I try to distract myself from the boredom by making raspberry-banana muffins. My mother had muffins and orange juice every morning when I lived at home. I now understand why she made this a habit. They are delicious.
It's weird to be alone in the apartment. The stillness is weirding me out. I dig through the albums. There are a lot of albums to dig through. I'm almost too tired to continue. Then I happen upon Coldplay. Success.
I meditate daily....
A Word About Veganism
In the last year and a half, I made the choice to become vegan. It was an easy life decision, and I'm proud to say it's had a wonderful impact on my overall health.
I'm lucky to live in a city where veganism is celebrated, and the community of people I have found have made the transition as painless-and tasty- as possible. As contrary to some as this decision might have been, the people who count have been marvelously supportive of my new diet, and share in my enthusiasm for minimizing animal cruelty in my day to day life.
Of course, I hadn't always been vegan. Up until the age of...