All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…


Ten people who inspire me…

In today’s installment of the Ten Time to Be Happy Challenge I’ve been tasked with sharing ten influential people. People who inspire me. People who fill me with joy. People who make me happy. The only catch; they have to be people I don’t know!

~ In no particular order ~

~ Click each image to enlarge ~

What about you? Are there any famous people (or not so famous people) who inspire you toward greatness?


Teaser Tuesday: The Marriage Plot

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along with Teaser Tuesdays! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser for today is from The Marriage Plot by Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Jeffrey Eugenides.


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14 Books I would like to read…

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
~ Jane Austen ~

I’ve written in the past of how difficult reading is for me when my moods are fluctuating and/or spiralling into depression. During these times I lament my loss of concentration as my reading list grows at an exponential rate to the point I begin to doubt I’ll ever make a dent in it. The following books are just a few of those I desperately want to read and hope that one day my moods will allow me to do so.

(Click each book to be taken to their Goodreads listing)

Tomorrow: 13 Songs I can’t stop listening to…