JewBu Quest: From Abuse to Happiness

JewBu: a Jew who practices forms of Buddhist meditation & spirituality. This blog documents my quest to 1) heal from sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse, 2) come to terms with losing Mom and Grandma to Alzheimers, 3) find balance, explore the spiritual, stay present. Bascially, I've experienced some pretty crappy shit in my life and want to find a way to move past it and find happiness.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


It has been a long time since I've blogged, and I really appreciate those of you who continue to check back with me despite my hiatus from writing. I've been really exhausted. But, good things have been happening. I successfully defended my dissertation and graduated with my PhD. I've just received a job offer as a postdoc at a university on the East Coast.

I'm about to start teaching a summer course and figuring out the details of moving across the country. I'm feeling happy, but overwhelmed. I'm nervous about all that I have to do, not being able to take a vacation, not being able to make it to Israel for my friend's wedding, and starting my life in a new place.

I look ahead into the future, and I see things opening up for me. Everything I've been working for is right there.

But, things are horrible with Dad. And I have no idea about Mom's condition other than Dad continues to try to euthanize her with Oxycontin and Oxyfast.

There is a lot for me to do, but things are going really well. And I'm surrounded by really amazing friends. I'm a lucky girl.

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Blogger April_optimist said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I understand feeling overwhelmed. In June I helped my daughter get ready to make a major move like that, too. May these new opportunities bring you much joy.

Saturday, July 04, 2009 1:36:00 PM  
Blogger Karma said...

That's just the thing that's especially hard for me about the move -- my mom would normally help me with it. But I don't have her to help me. And my dad and sister won't help me. So I'm on my own -- except for my wonderful amazing friends.

Saturday, July 04, 2009 1:58:00 PM  
Blogger April_optimist said...

Just wanted to say I hope things are going so well you haven't had time or need to post.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats . You will love the move after all the work is done. Good luck.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 12:17:00 PM  

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