It started with a simple post. An acquaintance put out a call on social media for all those who have anxiety and depression and take medication. There was no qualifying statement asking for advice or even just explaining she was going through a hard time. She had mentioned to me privately about struggling with stress…… Continue reading My Mental Illness is NOT your Paycheck
We’ve all seen her in movies…the girl who could care less. She’s down for any and everything. She can eat junk food, drinks beer and has a smoking hot body. She has zero emotions other than happiness and is completely laid-back when it comes to love. She could care less what her boyfriends do and…… Continue reading I’m not a Cool Girl
The hardest part of having a mental illness is not what you would expect. It’s not feeling that the world will collapse if I make a mistake. It’s not the feeling that I don’t feel the way I “should.” Both of these are common thoughts that run through my mind, and from what I understand,…… Continue reading The Biggest Frustration of Living with Mental Illness
“Therapy is great,” they said. “It will be so beneficial,” they said. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy my therapy sessions…that actual sessions. There’s nothing like talking to another person who helps you make sense of why that misspelling in an email won’t mean you’ll be living on the streets and jobless tomorrow. Yes, this…… Continue reading I’m a C Student and Other Things Therapy Has Taught Me.
Lately when I tell people about my feelings or anxiety, their response is always….Have you tried yoga? No…no I haven’t tried the most popular exercise craze that is supposed to center you. It never crossed my mind. It always drives me nuts when people suggest obvious solutions to something as complex as an anxiety disorder. I’d…… Continue reading Can Someone Turn This Off?
This post was actually meant to be something else, but in the midst of trying to write it, I just couldn’t do it.I still struggle with of I was in love with you. Sometimes, I’m just not sure. My family and friends tell me that means I really wasn’t. You don’t guess when it’s live.…… Continue reading I think it’s Time I Admit I wasn’t in Love with You
Tomorrow is election day, and I’m ecstatic. This election cycle has been one for the record books. It’s been particularly nasty and stressful, and we haven’t seen the best in people in quite a while. I’m planning on starting my day early to vote just so I can spend the rest of the day on…… Continue reading Things to Do Instead of Watching Election Coverage