Aujourd’hui c’est l’anniversaire de ma fin du monde et donc de ma renaissance (j'en ai parlé là, un peu). Je n’arrive pas à décider si je vais bien ou pas du tout. Ça change toutes les trois minutes à peu près. J’ai vu ma psy ce matin, c’était chaud mais le timing était bon. Ça … Continue reading 13 novembre
Ça fera quatre ans cette semaine que j’ai cessé d’être obligée d’aller au bureau le lundi matin et c’est toujours aussi dur le dimanche.
So. Four years ago, I left my dream job. It didn’t happen quietly. I crashed and burned. It was right after the attacks of November 2015 in Paris and Saint-Denis, but only had a little to do with that (I wrote about it at the time). Most of it was due to exhaustion, in part … Continue reading Learning To Swim – KJ
Hier se tenait à Birmingham un colloque sur la dyspraxie chez les adultes. Parmi les intervenant•es, il y avait Emma Tremaine, alias The Dyspraxic Doctor, dont je partage régulièrement des posts de blog. Elle a apparemment évoqué les intersections entre la dyspraxie et d’autres troubles (dys ou pas, comme TDA ou autisme) et évoqué la … Continue reading La théorie des cuillers
I'm feeling way too many things at the moment. Which raises the question: should I embrace them, in all their beautiful and messy glory? Or should I shut it all down?
I hate when this happens. I just started The Roommate Arrangement by Jae so I checked Just For Show since Steph is Claire’s sister and I thought I hadn’t read it. Turns out I have and I gave it 4* but it was before I wrote reviews so I know I enjoyed it but I … Continue reading Memory bug
Dinosaur Triplets, how’s that for a great name? Stevie is an improv actress in a troupe bearing this name and she’s one phone call away from making it to her goal, a spot on Saturday Night Live in New York. One evening, her best friend convinces her to accompany her and other colleagues to consult … Continue reading Beautiful Accidents – Erin Zak
If you wonder what dyspraxia / DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder) looks and feels like, this post explains it pretty well.
I struggled to read as a kid, that is to say; I didn’t form the good habits of picking up a book very often. As a child with learning difficulties and being enrolled in a primary school that wasn’t entirely encouraging, I struggled to see the rewarding elements of reading.
On the bus journey to or from secondary school, a friend of mine would often shove a book in my hands; no doubt trying to share their love of literature, whether it be an undoubtedly funny passage from a Terry Pratchett novel or a heartfelt quote; I have no idea because my dyspraxic brain was too busy being distracted by the noisy brake pads or the irritable texture of the socks I was wearing.
Growing up as a dyspraxic in a world that hadn’t (still hasn’t) heard of the disablity was quite difficult. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a…
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I’m not an easy person to amuse. Most jokes fly over my head (like, miles over) and I have a kinda dry sense of humor mixed with childlike wonder that not too many people understand (my wife does and that’s all that really counts) so I never expect to laugh out loud when I read … Continue reading Waltzing on the Danube (Americans Abroad #1) – Miranda MacLeod & Stephanie Murphy (narrator)
[Edit: October 23rd 2019] Living is one of my favorite books this year, probably in my Top 5. I wouldn’t have read it again so soon since I remembered a lot. Which, as you’ll know if you have read my reviews before, is rather telling and totally unusual. Yet when the audiobook came out, narrated … Continue reading Living – Lise Gold