The T-E-C Election

T-E-C is lead by a council of three alters, and every year we elect the council (everyone gets a vote). I've been on the council many, many times. Now it looks like my seat may be soon held by Carol Ann. My "political base" has always been the kiddos - but they've lined up behind..

Election Time

It's election time again in T-E-C, where we select our ruling council for the next year. This past year the council has been Sharon as the chairperson, Saoirse, and me. I'm debating on whether or not I want to ask to be chairperson again. My debate is who is the best counterbalance to Saoirse, who..

What’s in a Name?

We've been having a conversation about our legal name. When we changed our name around age 20, we kept the same last name. The question has come up since our father's death, hey, do we really still want to be carrying around HIS name? On one hand, the answer is no. On the other hand,..

Love

So, Sharon kind of got on my case about my last post. She challenged that I *do* love T-E-C. It's why the whole Saoirse 2.0 journey happened. It's why I work so hard to financially take care of us. It's seen in my actions, if not always in my thoughts. And, she's probably right. Love..

Self-Kindness

I wouldn't say that I love myself, or really any part of T-E-C. I tolerate us, I like some better than others, but in general I'm just not a "feel good about yourselves" type of person. When my therapist suggested that I feel good about myself tonight, I actually laughed. Probably not the proper response,..

Withdrawal

I'm bipolar (manic-depressive) as well as DID. That's a dumpster fire of mental health issues that we struggle with to this day, and its honestly not that clear to me where one ends and the other begins. DID folk are often misdiagnosed as being bipolar, but I think in my case I truly am dealing..

New Site

Welcome to the new blog. The old blog can be found here, but we won't be updating it any longer. Those of you with accounts will need to re-register on this site. We'll move over some of the Greatest Hits from the old blog, but don't plan to move everything... mainly because there is no..