All of my Medium articles in one organized place.

I have seen several people compile all of their Medium stories into a Table of Contents or Index, and it seemed like a great idea. I decided to follow suit.

All of my articles are organized by topic below to make it easier to find the pieces that might interest…


Season 2 continues to bring quality family television to the streaming platform.

Growing up, I was a massive fan of the Baby-Sitters Club novels by Ann M. Martin (as were all of my friends). They were some of the first books that sparked my life-long passion for reading (and my first brief career as a teenage babysitter). When I heard that Netflix…


My continuing journey towards improving my mental health

Yesterday, I ventured out on a new journey. After years of avoidance, I finally visited my doctor and had a frank discussion with her about my anxiety issues. It was a nerve-wracking, terrifying experience, and I was a nervous wreck the entire time, but it was also unexpectedly freeing. …


My thoughts on this heavily emotional yet beautiful journey of a movie

I have always been a huge musical theater fan, so I went into the Dear Evan Hansen movie with an open mind, knowing full well that it was an adaptation of a stage musical. I had never gotten the chance to see the play, though I knew loosely what the…


A poem

I used to say “I’m sorry” a lot.
I’m sorry I’m such a burden.
I’m sorry I’m inconveniencing you.
I’m sorry that I can’t be a typical, healthy, whole person.

I felt terrible all the time for something I have zero control over.

But time passes, and I have learned…


And it has transformed my life completely.

I remember well my very first job interview. A brand new grocery store would be opening soon, and they were holding a job fair to hire multitudes of people to staff the place. I was 21 years old and had never worked a day in my life. I felt a…


Yes, personal space is still a thing.

An elderly gentleman approached me at work today and asked if I’d like to hear a joke. I replied, “sure.” He then proceeded to stand about six inches away from me the entire time he was talking. …


Logic and rationality be damned!

Sometimes I get annoyed. It may be over something small that other people wouldn’t bat an eyelash at. But I am an emotional person who deals with anxiety. So that minor annoyance will stick in my brain like crazy glue. It will run around in endless circles unless I find…


Five reasons why people are utterly overreacting to this new development

The grocery store where I work has recently decided to start phasing out the use of disposable plastic bags. Our first step was to remove them from all the customer stations at the self-checkout area. We didn’t eliminate them entirely yet. …

Jennifer MacDonald

I am a 39-year-old dreamer who is living with Scoliosis. I’m an avid reader and a total nerd at heart. I like to share my thoughts on things.

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