Voice of ONE
Time ... for Another Baby?
July 23, 2015
We are always in a rush, we go to bed too late and we have to wake up too early; we snooze to get an extra five minutes of sleep before work. We make quick easy meals after work so we have more time to spend with our kids at the end of the day. We rush around like chickens with our heads cut off to juggle laundry, cleaning the house, the car, the yard.
From Up to Down and Back Again: More Tales From Texas
April 15, 2015
When you think life has found a plateau and you can begin to find some normalcy, it has to shit on you, just to remind you, there is NO normal.
Google Me: Is Blogging About HIV Keeping Me From Getting a Job?
February 10, 2015
To fill a job these days, rumor has it that companies "Google" the name on the resumes they receive before even calling the resume sender. They can check your social media accounts and check up on who you are before even calling you back for an interview. For most HIV-positive people this is not a big deal; however, if this is the case there are more than three pages of links about HIV when my name is Googled.
Back on the HIV Juice, and More Updates From Texas
January 26, 2015
My Halloween doctor appointment with Myles was a long pain in the butt. They gave me an HIV test since I did not have my medical records on me; I told them to save the money and Google me. I know those tests are expensive. I failed -- or passed -- that test again.
From Seattle to Texas: The Big Move
November 9, 2014
So "M" Day finally came; before we knew it a huge moving truck was in our driveway. Myles spent that night at Grandma's, so he would not be bored out of his mind or in the way all day. Movers poured into our condo and quickly they were helping us pack last items, electronics, and artwork. Nash our dog was locked in the garage after it was loaded into the truck. Marley our cat was locked into a bathroom for the rest of the day with a heaping pile of catnip.
Disclosure, HIV and Me
September 24, 2014
The beginning of the rest of your life happens all the time. Breakups lead to new relationships after a period of self growth, and usually some very much needed ME time.
A Past Eviction: New Ways for My HIV Diagnosis to Kick Our Asses
September 8, 2014
Sometimes change finds you on its own. We went camping for Myles' fourth birthday in July just like last year, he gets to pick what we do and he LOVES to camp. So we packed up the dog, and headed to a lake in the mountains for a few nights.
Brookey's Back and Bitchin'
June 16, 2014
After a sabbatical from the real world I am returning, going to the gym, looking for a job and wrangling my almost-4-year-old Myles while I attempt to find my next new beginning. Sometimes you need to do "something" to help lift the fog, and sometimes it happens on its own.
An HIV-Anniversary ER Trip During Sick Season
January 27, 2014
Four years ago on Jan. 8 I was diagnosed; yesterday Myles my three year old and I spent a good two-plus hours in an emergency room waiting room waiting to see what was going on with my husband Keanen.
I Was an HIV Homework Assignment
January 9, 2014
It's not my first time being someone's homework or getting a letter/email about it. The first time was in response to a letter to the editor I sent in to Parade Magazine for Lynn Minton's column. She used to ask questions weekly to kids and teenagers. Parade Magazine was in the Sunday paper, and I looked forward to her section when I was in high school. In the question I replied to, she had asked if we were optimistic or pessimistic about our generation's future, Generation X. Being what I thought was a writer back in 9th grade, I excitedly hopped on my parents' computer and began to type.
Voice of ONE
Brooke was diagnosed HIV positive in January 2010 -- two months married and 11 weeks pregnant with her first baby -- and has already begun to educate others about HIV. She now lives in Texas, and her poetry has been featured on TheBody.com. Her son was born on July 15, 2010.
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July 23, 2015 - Time ... for Another Baby? A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff
April 15, 2015 - From Up to Down and Back Again: More Tales From Texas -- A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff
February 10, 2015 - Google Me: Is Blogging About HIV Keeping Me From Getting a Job? A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff
January 26, 2015 - Back on the HIV Juice, and More Updates From Texas: A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff
November 9, 2014 - From Seattle to Texas: The Big Move -- A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff
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