**Trigger Warning*** This post deals with a possible sexual assault. If you are deeply effected by these types of experiences, please do not read. October 2014 was a crazy time for me. The Second and I had broken up, and I was trying to figure out just exactly what I had done wrong. It came…… Continue reading Struggling to Categorize
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
Do you ever wonder why you write? I don’t know if you’re like me, but there are times when it feels like I’m aching to sit down and write out something…anything really. I’m not sure why, and I don’t really know where that urge comes from. But it is something within me that seems to…… Continue reading A New Hobby to Relax
“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.
There have been several things I’ve never understood life….why is it never as warm in my apartment as it is in my bed? Why can’t I wear stripes with polka dots? Why can’t I put ketchup on everything? But what I really don’t understand is why anyone feels the need to justify what they do…… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Something I’ll Never Understand
As a child, this is what I knew to be true. I grew up and was a part of the greatest nation in the world. We didn’t stand for injustice and felt all people deserved the chance to improve themselves and their lot in life. Regardless of your skin color, your religion or country of…… Continue reading The Land of the Frearful
When it comes to therapy, there are hundreds of different modalities and philosophies on treatment, and this last two weeks my therapist and I have tried a new one. I’ve heard about Inner Child Healing from friends who had done some work in that area, but it always seemed a bit “hippie dippie” to me. …… Continue reading My Inner Child is Confused