Check Your Voter Registration Status, Please

Seriously, it’s important! Today is the deadline for voter registration in my state. I filled out the forms almost a month ago to update my registration since moving and assumed incorrectly that it went through without issue. Thank goodness I took the time yesterday to check my voter registration status because it did not go through. I’m super upset that I’m going to have to be on the phone trying to get through to the local voter registration office to sort it out. I’ve never had an issue any other time I’ve changed addresses. This is upsetting on many levels.

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A Part of My Story

**Potential Trigger Warning: I debated posting this and held the post for several days going back and forth about whether I wanted to share this piece of my story. This morning I concluded that nothing will ever change if no one knows any of our stories. So I’m posting it. What’s done is done and there’s no going back, but there are lessons to be learned. I invite and encourage others to share their stories as well. This post is being filed under “Mental Health,” because I don’t know where else it really fit and because our life experiences certainly

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I hate the world today

I really think I do. It’s not the world’s fault specifically and admittedly, I’m sitting here with a narrower view than I wish I had. That’s generally par for the course for Americans so far as I can tell. I took a bit of a break from the news cycles because I had so much going on in my personal life and needed to focus on getting myself and my immediate family a home in which to live. We’re settling in, still struggling but at least we have a home again. This week’s news cycles have been pretty brutal from

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