Confessions of an Anxious Mortician

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Ohio Life Chapters

Did The Universe Abide?

Chapter Forty-One. I scheduled my Laws exam. If I pass, I’ll finally be a licensed Funeral Director. This is what I moved across the country for. I’m terrified. Success scares the shit out of me. Keeping my eye on the end goal. My name on that sign. If I fail, I do it again. As […]

I Shall March On…

Sometimes you “can’t” go home again. R.I.P. Betty White. Chapter Thirty-six. Trip back home wasn’t what I expected; though I’m not sure what I expected. Looking back, it’s truly something I needed, and put a lot of things into perspective. Work is crazy as usual. I’m working on changing my mindset. The future sort of […]

#LastResponder #Hysterectomy

Decided that the pictures should be first. Chapter Thirty-one. It’s cold. There’s a new President. Work is hard, but I finally have a career. I have a big girl job, and a new big girl car. The holidays are coming; they’re going to be weird this year. So much of life up in the air. […]

I Was Not Content. It Did Not Feel Good. I Was Not Glad.

Chapter Twenty-Six. My time on the CCMS campus is over. Practicum starts on Monday. Still doing on-call nights and weekends at my current funeral home residence. Forty-four days until I graduate with a Bachelor’s in Mortuary Science. Still need to find an apprenticeship. Life is good. Chapter Twenty-Seven. The Covid-19 pandemic is a thing. Graduation […]

The Semesters Flew By!

Chapter Twenty One. Second semester at Mortuary Science school successfully completed. Roommate at my funeral home apartment moves in tomorrow. I haven’t lived with a stranger in twenty years. My whole life is in one room. This too shall pass. Chapter Twenty-Two. Third semester well under way. Roommate dropped out after a week of school […]

And So Then Death School Began…

Welcome back! I’m proud of you. And me, for actually sharing this crap. Chapter Sixteen. Semester almost over. Day job getting better ’cause my Grandma visited me in a dream and put me in my place. Going back to Cali for Christmas. Still doing my best to stay alive. Winter is coming. Chapter Seventeen. Survived […]

The Third Chapter Is The Charm (?)

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations. That’s what I tell myself on the third chapter of an epic novel, and during a third squeal of nerd movies. That being said, welcome back. I’m happy you’re here. Chapter Eleven. School-before-real-school starts next Tuesday. Job still good. Apartment still good. Weather getting better. Birthday getting closer. […]

I Told You I’d Be Back

And now we’re on to Chapter Six through Ten. Taking us quickly to the six month mark. I was such a little deathcare baby then. Chapter Six. I got a job! I think it’s going to be a great fit! Things are falling into place. Now I can relax a little. Chapter Seven. Got a […]

Well, Helllooooo Again!!!

Picture it…October 2017. Less than a month before I packed up my whole life and existence and moved to Ohio. SO fucking much has happened since then. SO MUCH. I’ve missed you. Let’s start to catch up, shall we? Join me this evening for the first five chapters. Chapter One. My New Life. Chapter Two. […]