Signed up for school, finished Online Orientation, applied for financial aid and CalFresh, and went to RCIA like a good baby Catholic.

Quit another job that exacerbated my chronic pain. My anxiety skyrocketed this month. Unfortunately, the antidepressant prescribed by my doctor made me nauseous. Going to talk about it next week during my follow-up for new asthma medication.

Stepfather rolled out of town again for another round of gratuitous self-pity while he devises new methods to break my mother’s heart. Compulsive liar, narcissistic, paranoid; I wouldn’t call him a sociopath, but sometimes I wonder. The only thing I miss is my stepbrother.