I’m not flaky or irresponsible — I’m recovering

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Y’all, I’ve got a problem.

I don’t know how to put it in a flattering way, so I’ll go out on a limb here and be real: I am a serial ghoster.

Halloween is coming in hot, but I’m not referring to the two-holes-in-a-sheet type of ghost or the haunted house variety. I’m talking about ghosting, the act of ditching your friends, responsibilities, and life as a whole without warning. Stepping out of everything so fast, it’s spooky.

When I say I “ghost,” I mean the following:

  • I forget, cancel, and dip out on plans frequently.
  • I take weeks to remember to reply to texts and emails. …

An open letter to my depressed, anxious, mood-swinging, intrusive-thinking, worthy, unique, and utterly lovable husband

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Photo by 🐣 Luca Iaconelli 🦊 on Unsplash

It’s been a while since I posted on Medium. Long story short, I took 4.5 months away from the internet and from my husband to focus on my recovery. I will write more on the lessons I learned during that time as I process through it.

In the meantime, I am writing for myself and sharing these writings with you. Thank you, dear readers, for your support to this point and beyond ❤

This letter is for the days when the dark clouds your vision. …

You may not like it, but you will live through it with these helpful hints

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When it comes to cheap accommodations for the night, the phrase “too good to be true” is important to keep in mind. For forty bucks a night (or less), you shouldn’t have any high hopes for excellent housekeeping, all-star customer service, or sensational security measures.

You typically get what you pay for in these places — a room for the night with no frills or fuss. I learned that the hard way when my spouse and I needed a place to sleep for a couple of weeks while securing a more permanent living situation.

As we booked a room for less than $60 bucks a night, we felt pretty good. We were shaving a fair chunk off our moving expenses and still enjoying a private space of our own. …


Maya Strong

Intersectional feminist. Everyday activist. Out/proud enby queer. They/Them. For the rest of the story, read my words. Say hi at mayastrong.writer@gmail.com 💜

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