2019: Recovery

June Gunaratne recaps 2019 in this blog posts and reflects on what made it impactful. She celebrates the one-year anniversary of her moving to Austin and building a community of family and friends in her new home.

Valentine’s Day

I am so fortunate to have the family and friends that I have, they're more than what I could have ever asked for. They know my needs more than me at times. SO many people have been here to help me up after I've fallen. Even to intervene before a fall has taken place, the… Continue reading Valentine’s Day

Audre Lorde

A Litany for Survival BY AUDRE LORDE For those of us who live at the shoreline standing upon the constant edges of decision crucial and alone for those of us who cannot indulge the passing dreams of choice who love in doorways coming and going in the hours between dawns looking inward and outward at once… Continue reading Audre Lorde

Sick Day

Well, I'll keep it short. I was so happy about daycare and we both got sick. Aint that something? I just thought it was so funny how excited I was and that same day my baby started showing symptoms and two days later I was down for the count. We're over it now. Today marks… Continue reading Sick Day

Frustration

I had a brief exchange the other day with a facebook friend about temper tantrums. She's a mom of a 3-week old and a step-mom/coparent to a 5-year old; she believes that temper tantrums are avoidable. I do not. She believes that kids should do as the parents says and I would like to qualify… Continue reading Frustration

Body Positivity

I don't have a fun picture to post of my mom bod and this will not be an analytical piece like I said I would like to make in my last post. This is my first post of 2019 because it's something that all women deal with due to our fluctuating curves. Mine just happen… Continue reading Body Positivity

Reluctance

This will be my last blog post of 2018. The topic we're looking at is: hesitation. I chose this topic because the fear of failure has oftentimes prevented me from starting or executing plans. This thought sprung up as I am approaching sleep training my son, having to create a plan and being consistent. The… Continue reading Reluctance