Reflections

August 20, 2021

Let’s Talk about *School* Baby

trying to stay present before going to university

Liv McClelland

I’m am currently in the stage of life where all people talk to me about is going to university. I get it. It’s big and exciting. But I think part […]

Reflections

August 6, 2021

My Five Words

Family sitting together on a couch. Including a Mother, Son and Granddaughter. They are supporting Grandma through end of life care as she ages while her granddaughter is have transformative moments leaning about strength and hardship from her grandma

Liv McClelland

As I graduate from High School and go off to school I can’t stop myself from wishing that my grandparents were here to celebrate with me. I am one of […]

Mental Health

July 23, 2021

Disappointing my Therapist

Disappointing my Therapist

Liv McClelland

So here’s the deal, I’ve been going to therapy for about 6 months now and I hate it. So often wehear about the glamorous side of therapy where we talk […]

As a man named Mike confirms my name and age and pokes a needle in my arm he asks, “…So how do you feel becoming an adult in the middle […]

Mental Health

May 6, 2021

I Guess I Grew Up

Olivia Resident Blog Writer

Liv McClelland

Hi there, I’m Liv! This is my first time writing for Willowjak and to be honest, I’m a tiny bit nervous. Recently I haven’t been writing a whole lot as […]

  1. Lois Yellowlees says:

    Liv:
    You are right Olivia, as I think of you as that spunky red headed kid and teen that had such a command of the English language and intuitiveness that she could bring a whole congregation to stop and reflect with “prayers of the people” or inspire a group of young children with ideas and support in cupcake club.
    It is okay to feel yourself changing in a world that isn’t what you expected or anticipated and realizing the changes you are going to experience! I don’t have any earth shattering advice, I just wanted to say: Good for you to recognize who you are and to be honest with yourself! You don’t have to be somebody that others expect, just be true to you. You’ve got this Liv!!!

  2. Susan says:

    At 56 I still do not have the confidence in myself that you show here, Liv. The confidence to set your own boundaries and be who you want. This hit home. Thank you for sharing. Your inspiring even to old folks ❤️

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