Wanted: Sandman

Sleep has become a lost companion that I pine to hold throughout the night. A lifetime has passed since the last time I slept a solid night, as if it were a forgotten memory. Sleep, a natural necessity, needed to help one process, restore, and strengthen the mind, body, and soul can seem quite unattainable.…

Midnight Wild Child Gypsy Dreamer: The Middle

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Tuning out the voices was easier than I ever imagined it to be.  I decided…

Midnight Wild Child Gypsy Dreamer: The Beginning 

I know it’s been quite a bit of time since I wrote on here.  I wish I could have been able to take you with me on the journey that I’ve been doing, but putting it into words and seeing it on paper seemed impossible to handle.  A lot has changed for me in the…

Beachy Days and Just Short of a Decade

Now that we are almost two months through surgery recovery and lifestyle changes I can report that even though it has gotten easier it has not gotten any less annoying.  I am two months sober from alcohol, tylenol, and several other medications that could have aided in my allergy fest that I had experienced earlier…

First Breakdown

It’s happened. One month in and I’ve used the Roadside Assistance button on my Progressive Auto-Insurance app. Buying a Vanagon that’s older than me was always going to yield breakdowns and stalls. You don’t go into #vanlife thinking that it’s always going to be smooth sailing. I will admit I thought it’d be a little…

YUCK! Up and Out.

As we start to move passed the urgency and main news of the medical side of things I will give you a quick update and any general overall concerns with it.  I have almost reached the point of being completely and 100% pain free 100% of the time and have adjusted to this new diet…

Morphine Rambles

Let me take you back to something that I wrote while laying in the hospital bed waiting for my gallbladder to be removed.  I was connected to a Morphine drip in order to dull the pain and news that the  doctors were unsure if I could make it to surgery in time before my gallbladder…

Liver Drowning: Empty Bottles

A lot has changed in the past eight months.  So much in fact you can almost say that I am not the same bubbly, easy going person that I once was.  Instead I am now facing my own mortality, depression, huge life changes, and uncertainties in my family life.  It amazes me that in a…

A Forgotten Pledge

I made a promise to myself that I would be more active in writing, but over the past month I have found myself consumed with trivial things and things not worth mentioning.  I lacked the creativity to just yammer on about random, seemingly pointless topics until now. Over this last month we have managed to…