I’m Conflicted

So. It's been three weeks since my last post and it was almost longer. I have had some things that I can write about but, for the first time since starting this blog, I'm hesitant. I've always been really open about my struggles with mental illness: diagnoses, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, etc. I'm not ashamed of … Continue reading I’m Conflicted

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When Work and Life (Might) Collide

So, despite me being very open about my struggles with mental illness on my blog (which links to my Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook accounts usually), I haven't told anyone at work (including my bosses) about anything regarding my mental illness. As far as they know, it's not something that I struggle with. I like it … Continue reading When Work and Life (Might) Collide

More Work Stress

For those of you following my blog posts lately, you'll remember that I've been struggling with work and that last week I asked for reduced hours and/or someone working with me during longer shifts. Last week's schedule was great -- exactly what I had asked for. And then I got this week's schedule: Mon: 5:30am-1pm … Continue reading More Work Stress

Here’s to Not Being Rash

So, in my last post I talked about how I really wanted to quit my job a little over a week ago and how I set up a DEAR MAN and texted my boss. I never heard back from him so I was unsure if he got it, but then I got the schedule for … Continue reading Here’s to Not Being Rash

Pros and Cons

Monday was a rough day for me. I had spent the entire previous week working on Turning the Mind (DBT skill) toward acceptance in regards to going to work. When my emotions would get really strong (in the negative direction), I would take a deep breath and remind myself, "I am choosing to go to … Continue reading Pros and Cons

A New Job

I told myself after my last two fast food jobs that I wasn't going to go for another job in that industry because it's just too stressful and anxiety-inducing. But then Biggby happened. I'd been going there to work on my freelance jobs and I really liked the environment and the employees. Then one of … Continue reading A New Job

This Time Last Year

I just came across my post from this time last year. Ringing in the New Year last year was not super joyful. I was depressed, defeated, struggling with my job, and crying a lot of the time. I am so happy to say that this New Year has started out in such a great way. … Continue reading This Time Last Year