The Life You Save May Be Your Own

DID, knitting, sci-fi, and strong opinions

About January 6, 2012

My name is Sara, and I’m 25.  I’m a knitter, sci-fi geek, and news/politics junkie.  I also deal on a daily basis with depression, complex PTSD, and DID.

This blog is about my thoughts on whatever issues are meaningful in my life, from dealing with therapy to the latest episode of Doctor Who to why I can’t get the stitch count to turn out right in my current knitting project.  As anyone who knows me can tell you, I have a tendency to rant about a variety of topics.  I love debate and dialogue–or suggestions on learning how to count my stitches properly.

My blog title is taken from a Flannery O’Connor short story by the same name.  The story itself is quite dark, but the title has stuck with me since I first read it in high school.  It’s a very simple yet important sentence.



29 Responses to “About”

  1. Grainne Says:

    Sara, I’m so glad we ran into each other. You’d not believe how much of what you say I understand as if I said it myself. One thing that helps me when things get complicated is remembering I’m not alone in this.

    I’m really glad to meet you.

  2. I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award:

    I already go the Flannery O’Connor reference before reading the explanation here. She’s one of my favorite authors! If you haven’t already, I’d highly recommend reading more of her work!

    • weordmyndum Says:

      Oh, thanks!

      I actually have O’Connor’s entire collected short stories sitting on my coffee table and have read it several times over. I think it’s required reading for writers who grow up in the Deep South. I now live in New England and make a point of introducing people here to the amazingness of Flannery O’Connor.

  3. The Quiet Borderline Says:

    Good luck on your blog journey! Am looking forward to reading more.

    All the best,

    The Quiet Borderline

  4. brandic32 Says:

    I feel so lucky to have come across your blog! I really have enjoyed reading what I have so far, and look forward to reading more. I am now curious to check out Flannery O’Connor. I had not heard of her before (but that’s not very telling – I can’t remember most authors names if you paid me!).

    I also used to knit years ago. I actually remember it was very therapeutic for me. I really should dust off the old knitting needles and start again. [I am not one to give advice on knitting, so just be forewarned upfront. I am, by all intents and purposes, an amateur knitter.]

    • weordmyndum Says:

      I think Flannery O’Connor is one of those writers who isn’t read/taught much outside of the Deep South. I live in Massachusetts, but I grew up in Alabama. I also did an MFA-level program in creative writing, so I did a TON of reading. But I really recommend checking her out. She’s a fantastic writer.

      Also, knitting is awesome. I *always* have at least 3 active projects, plus a crate of hibernating WIP’s.

      • brandic32 Says:

        Aw, my partner is from Alabama :). That makes me happy. It’s a very beautiful state (although I’ve only seen the coastal areas.)

        Yes somewhere I have a box that I’ve been schlepping around for years with knitting WIPs. I think part of the problem as been deciding if I should finish an old project or just say forget it and start something new. ::sigh:: I am queen of indecisiveness at times.

  5. colourtheday Says:

    Love your blog, and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Congratulations! What to do? Check:

  6. Raynifly Says:

    The “sci-fi and strong opinions” had me at hello. 🙂

  7. patricemj Says:

    Hey, thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I’ve always sort of loved Flannery O’Connor, particularly her short stories, A Good Man is Hard to Find.

  8. kyllingsara Says:

    Wow! You’re like my clone! Your name is Sara, you’re a sci-fi geek, we have the same diagnosis, you knit… Help! This makes me a little nervous. “Single, white, female” comes to mind. Watch out though, I have plenty high-heeled shoes… Just saying. 🙂 Thank you for the follow.

    • weordmyndum Says:

      I don’t do high heels–congenital hypermobility makes it way too easy to turn an ankle. I pretty much live in either running shoes, combat boots, or athletic sandals. I totally failed girl school. 🙂

      But who needs girly shoes anyway? I’ve got mad awesome nunchaku skills.

      • kyllingsara Says:

        Phew! Relieved sigh! I can’t say I have the mad nanchaku skills you have, and that makes me feel better as far as the clone thing goes… 🙂

  9. mm172001 Says:

    I have nominated you for the beautiful blogger award. I love reading your blog keep up the good work.

  10. onwindydays Says:

    I absolutely love the name for you blog over here. I look forward to more!

  11. mm172001 Says:

    I have nominated you for the brilliant blog award. If interested all the info is here:

  12. I love some Flannery O’Connor. I’m so glad I found your blog.

  13. strangelings Says:

    I stumbled backwards into this- is it ok for me to keep reading? I’m actually wanting to work on my own wordpress blog too… (I’ll explain who I am if you can’t figure it out).

  14. lauriesnotes Says:

    Love the title! I am determined to do just that. 🙂
    Blessings –

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