Flashbacks to a Horrible Time

When something innocuous sends your mind into a tailspin.

Photo by Damir Spanic on Unsplash

The Great Recession hit my family hard. Our only source of income unexpectedly disappeared. We lost our home. We spent a number of months living in skeezy motels.

Needless to say, we took any jobs we could find. For me, that was in a laundromat. That was the first time I ever worked directly…

--

--

--

Writer. Single mother to transgender son. Still grieving the death of my partner. Lifelong fighter of depression and anxiety. M.A. in Human Behavior.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Understanding the Link Between ADHD and Anxiety

How Your Pet Can Help Your Mental Health

You Can Say it Out Loud- “I’m Lonely”

Coronavirus — A Moment in Time

I’ve got a feeling…

A chronicle of this day last year — May 2, 2019: isolation in the pre-quarantine days

When chronic fear was my bestfriend: in honour of mental health awareness week

How Yoga can help Trauma

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Heather Ashman

Heather Ashman

Writer. Single mother to transgender son. Still grieving the death of my partner. Lifelong fighter of depression and anxiety. M.A. in Human Behavior.

More from Medium

Rewrite Your Own Narratives …

woman sitting on a rock overlooking a beautiful village, she’s in a red top and jeans, long auburn hair

Shadow Work: What The Heck Is It?

You Are Only One Step Away from You

Are you Living your Soul’s Purpose?