About A year ago

To find myself trapped in my house after my car accident, I had to find ways to keep myself entertained. I read library books, taught myself animation assisted by a software, started canvas painting, and took photography. This is the very blog I created; A Quagmire of Contradictions that saved me from a winding down spiral of depression. But, before I started blogging, I journaled daily, hourly to be precise.

My goal in the beginning of 2015 was to post a blog per day. I tapped out at blog number twenty three. This is because my focus shifted with each lonely day and I finally had my eureka moment: what to do with my life once I learned how to walk again.

I opened up a business, a medical supplies and equipment store. Please visit my store at: Stannard Medical Supplies & Equipment to view our catalog.

My goal is to share my story and how I was able to climb up and out from the bottom of a dark and deep barrel to a place of positivity.

Nide Zimemo Stannard


Almost does count–With 21 days to spare!


By Nide Zimemo Stannard 

It’s been ten months since I started this blog. I know at times my stories seem to be all over the place–sadly I know. 

When I began very early in the year, I was intent on making 52 blogs (as in, 52 weeks of 2015). Life happens as always. With our business, school homework and those damn early Saturday drives to his dad’s house –180 miles return trip– We are doing good on the non-suicidal school.

Today I just breezed through my  blog insights and I am on blog 25. Today is December 10th! As I stress to accomplish this goal, let me indulge you in my household humor and shenanigans. Two lesbians raising a young man in a world too opinionated for its own good!

Please share some of the funniest intimate moments in your relationship with your partner.

Millenials X Are Here To Stay

By: Nide Zimemo Stannard 

After many long and tiresome nights of research, I’m still confused on where I fit-in in the generational chart. I won’t give away my age but I used to be able to memorize 10-digit telephone numbers for multiple friends–now I hardly remember my spouses number.

The chart below represents what seems to be the five phases of Generation X. The first generation to value the balance between working smarter and not harder while enjoying the luxuries of life without feeling guilty. The generation that believes they can achieve anything and most likely will–if they put their mind to it. The first technology generation that can’t live without dvr.

Image credit: smsemedical.com 10/19/2015

Are the differences really generational or is it a generation’s life cycle? I find myself at the cusp of Gen X and Millenials though I have subjectively skipped any generation studies that list me under Millenials. I find that I posses attributes from both, yet ashamed of one of them.

No matter how you feel about Gen Y aka Millenials aka Me Generation aka Selfie Generation, they are here to stay and they view the world in a much different perspective. They will rule the world. Let’s be nice to them–we’ll need them to take care of us in our old age. Always remember you were once dumb and inexperienced.

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