The Spoon Theory… and Other Things

I was visiting my twin, Becky, last week, staying at her apartment with her. A few days in, I started feeling a bit depressed. I was sad, lonely, anxious, and had so little energy that I really just wanted to isolate and sleep. At one point, we were talking about doing things and she mentioned … Continue reading The Spoon Theory… and Other Things

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

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

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

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

When A Post Just Hits You

So, there's this post from Hazel Hillboro that I read last night that really got to me. All about "revolution in the way society treats mental health." I've linked it below. If you’re reading this right now, you’re alive. Well, unless literate ghosts are real. What if someone really famous is reading this over my … Continue reading When A Post Just Hits You

When Anxiety Sets In

Anxiety is not something I am used to experiencing. I had it pretty bad when my depression first started back in my Sophomore year of college in late 2011 and early 2012. My anxiety sometimes presents as this tension in my gut, like a knot, and I want to punch walls and scream and burst … Continue reading When Anxiety Sets In