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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I Want Another Tattoo

So, I already have one tattoo. I got it several (probably about 4-5) years ago on my right thigh to cover up some really light self-harm scars that I had. It's a feather and in the design are the words "Strength Lies Within." I love the tattoo. I decided I was going to get a … Continue reading I Want Another Tattoo

Where Have I Been?

I feel like it's been so long since I've last written. Weirdly enough, when I'm doing really well, sometimes I forget about blogging here. So, that's the good news at least. I've been doing really well. The term my psychologist likes to use is "stable." According to her, this is the longest she's seen me … Continue reading Where Have I Been?

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