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.”
Sometimes I fall down the rabbit hole of my own thoughts. This happened as I waited for my therapy appointment to start one Wednesday. I had taken my place on the comfy little love seat, appraising the décor as usual while waiting for my therapist to grab our waters and claim her leather office chair … Continue reading My life is a bench.
I love to read. As a writer, it's unsurprisingly one of my main hobbies. You'd think I'd be slaying books left and right since I'm not working and I spend the majority of my time alone. But you'd be wrong. Besides my appetite and my ability to deal with conflict, my attention span has … Continue reading Self care pt2 – Give Yourself a Reason to Read
Finally the second installment of my Get Well playlist is here! I've been adding to this one since I shared pt1 and now I have enough to dub it a legit pt2. Most of these songs have just popped up on Spotify radio and caught my ear as the right theme(ish) for the playlist. The … Continue reading Get Well Playlist 2017 pt2
"It's a year of my life, it's just gone." I'll always remember those words tumbling out of my mouth during an argument with my husband last spring. Though it wasn't exactly an argument, not really. There might have been some raised voices (mine) and definitely some tears (also mine) but we weren't on opposing sides … Continue reading Two Years Deep
Kind of a weird post for Valentine's Day, but then again, wanting the strongest relationship possible for me and my husband is maybe the most romantic thing I can think of. So here are my thoughts on marriage counseling and its unavailability through Medicaid. * … Continue reading Medicaid doesn’t cover marriage counseling, but I wish it would.
In these trying times it's good to have some go-to media to cheer yourself up. Constant, nagging stress is a symptom of my anxiety that I can occasionally quell by finding something to learn about or laugh at, so that's what I do. Here I'm just gunna share a few of my favorite channels, what … Continue reading Self care pt1 – YouTube it up
Here's the first playlist of the year that I made for this blog. It's nice to have music to say what I can't. Which songs say what you don't have the words for? Leave links in the comments!
I realize that my irregular posting means that you haven't really been updated on my going ons as of late. So, short(ish) recap: •I had my last online therapy session scheduled for the day after the election. •I did not make that appointment. •Instead, I hibernated in a cocoon of sadness and disbelief. •Attempts to … Continue reading Situation Update
Are you a fan of podcasts? It seems like most people either have a laundry list of favorite podcasts (just ask and I'll share mine) or they've pretty much never explored this medium at all. If you don't indulge in podcasts I ask you to reconsider for a moment. I have just found a new … Continue reading Mental Illness in the Media: The Hilarious World of Depression Podcast
This is a post I've been excited to write since I had the idea for this series and until now I've been too lazy to go and track down the videos I wanted to share. But finally I have done it! Hooray for middle of the night freakouts that spur action, huh? If you're unaware, … Continue reading Vlogbrothers and Mental Illness