Haha…just kidding, guys. It’s been closer to a year or more. And that's my awkward way of introducing you to the little blog I'm going to be writing about said mental breakdown, what caused it, and how I'm striving to get well again. Those opening lyrics from “I Was Scared & I’m Sorry” echo around … Continue reading “I’ve been obviously on the verge of a mental breakdown this week.”
I know I've been promising an update post, but I'm still kinda waiting to see if a few different things pan out before I write about what I'm up to these days. So instead I wanted to write about a thing I've been working on all year long. If you're wondering what my title means by … Continue reading My Word for the Year
Warning: If you struggle with intrusive thoughts yourself then you're going to want to be careful when deciding to read this book. If you're not in good health then reading this book may be too disturbing, and even if you're in good health now be aware of how these intense scenes will stick with you. … Continue reading Quick thoughts on: Turtles All the Way Down (NO SPOILERS)
I've been super meaning to post about my goings-on over here, but things have been busy. In the meantime, here's my two faves on the same podcast. Somehow I didn't know that John Green would be on The Hilarious World of Depression with John Moe, so I was pleasantly surprised when this week's episode popped … Continue reading When Your Faves Collide
Basically, rock painting is exactly what it sounds like. People are finding (or buying) rocks and painting them, and then many people, like the ones in my Facebook group, hide them in public places to be found, either by people who hunt for painted rocks, or as a nice surprise for an unsuspecting stranger. I like to think of it as a sort of year-round Easter egg hunt.
My newest playlist is here. I feel like this one got a little dark, though there's some light ones in there too. The Postal Service song is maybe my favorite, I've somehow never heard it before! Added that one to my 'need a pick-me-up' playlist. Until next time, Be well, friends!
If you somehow haven't heard yet, John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, is publishing a new book this fall after over a five year wait. If you've read my other post about John and his YouTube channel then you know I'm a pretty big fan. So, regardless of the content, I was … Continue reading Mental Illness in the Media: John Green’s new book and the importance of “own voices”
"...sometimes I don't want to make new friends, sometimes I just miss my old friends" -Christmas Lights by Paul Baribeau This is such an awkward damn post because to write it I have to admit that sometimes I am lonely as hell. I don't think that makes me special or anything, I know a lot … Continue reading Trying to Friend While Dealing with Mental Illness
This might be the best playlist I've made so far. It has my favorite song by my favorite band (Motion City Soundtrack), plus a bunch of songs that I found recently. Let me know if you hear anything that you like! Until next time, Be well, friends!
When we first moved in to our new apartment there were a couple issues we needed to deal with that ended up falling on my shoulders because my husband had to work. I had an embarrassingly difficult time following through with what was some pretty basic shit, struggling at every step throughout, but after much … Continue reading Habitica
I have been attending in person therapy since mid-February. After using online therapy for a while and finding that I needed more help than was available with that program, I decided to find a therapist I could see in person. And by "decided" I mean after having yet another breakdown that left me in tears … Continue reading Therapy – I like it, I love it, and I want some more of it.