Comments That Undercut the Seriousness of Mental Illness

I wish I could say this post was about me standing up to stigma in mental illness but it's not. (I don't even think stigma is the right word to use here. It's more like standing up to comments that undercut the seriousness of mental illness.) It's better. This is a gratitude post because my … Continue reading Comments That Undercut the Seriousness of Mental Illness

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Donating Blood

Guys, I finally got to donate blood again! The last time I actually was able to donate was at least 3 years ago - maybe 4. The last two times I tried to donate I was not able to because they couldn't find a vein. Everything else was fine (blood pressure, iron levels, pulse, temp) … Continue reading Donating Blood

Taking Care of Myself When Vacation Ends

Vacation was great. Really and truly great. But what happens when it's over? When you drive for three days to get back home, you finally get there, and your mood drops incredibly fast? I haven't really come up with an answer yet. I'm exhausted and hot and my room is filled with boxes from my … Continue reading Taking Care of Myself When Vacation Ends

A Bad Day on Vacation is Still a Good Day

So my last post was about how vacation can be rough sometimes, especially while travelling. But weirdly enough, even my "bad" or "rough" days on vacation were still pretty good days, which I could see looking back at my mood graph that I keep. Looking at my graph, all of my days on vacation (starting … Continue reading A Bad Day on Vacation is Still a Good Day

Traveling is Hard

So I'm currently driving down to Florida from Michigan with my mom, grandma, and 14-year-old nephew. What have I learned so far? My newest medication is helping me focus - I can drive a little bit again! I love seeing the sights Traveling is hard on me Traveling is so difficult, for me I think, … Continue reading Traveling is Hard

Here’s to Firsts

Guys, I did something new yesterday. Like really new. A first. I signed up for a free boxing class at a TITLE boxing center near my house. I was really nervous because I'm really out of shape and I've never done anything like it before. I almost called and cancelled twice the day of but … Continue reading Here’s to Firsts

Update

My schedule plan was hard to follow through on. I did pretty well for about a week and then my period hit. I was suddenly fatigued and really emotional. My mood was really low and suddenly I was having difficulty with basic care like brushing my teeth, showering, and eating. And it was the week … Continue reading Update