Author Archives: danabalkin

Right Where I Want To Be (Phase 3)

Hey there ‘gurts fans! So, I realized that, ever since my depression got a hold of me in college, this blog has been largely about challenges and the reality of trying, and often failing, when it comes to staying healthy. … Continue reading

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The GFD Report: Celiac Edition

Hello and welcome to my newest segment, The GFD Report or What’s Annoying Me Now. Today’s topic: Gluten Allergies. For those of you who have been with me for a while now, you may recall that I was diagnosed with a gluten-allergy … Continue reading

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My 23rd Birthday

First off, Happy Groundhog’s Day everybody! Phil saw his shadow and we are all shocked and horrified and okay cool, back to me. Yesterday was one of the best birthday’s I have had (and that is saying something because I … Continue reading

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The 23rd Year (like that Disney channel movie The 13th Year about the boy who starts turning into a merman…you get it)

Hey there ‘gurts fans! As usual, this post is coming after several months of radio silence, and a CRAZY couple of months it has been! I started working full time in retail right as the holidays were starting, I gave … Continue reading

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The new IT, and my complaints

WARNING: This post will be discussing the new IT film, the old TV movie, and the book. That means all kinds of SPOILERS — just a warning, in advance. I am gonna be talking details, so if you are hoping to be … Continue reading

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Abandonment Issues

So, I am not the most secure person. (Yeah, it’s one of those posts today. Not too late to bail.) I’m not good at asking for help, and hesitate to accept it when it is offered. I am uncomfortable with being … Continue reading

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Flirting with the Devil in the Chicken Pit

Okay wow, I haven’t posted in like six months. I guess it really is like the saying goes: Time flies when you aren’t posting details of your life onto a widely accessible internet forum. A lot has happened since I … Continue reading

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