Today is my 30th birthday. A week ago, I made a joke about the world ending before I made it here. I honestly was kidding, but it really has felt like that since Election Day. Turning 30 in this environment is so much scarier than I had anticipated this phase of my life to be.
I feel like we need to have a talk. It’s probably going to be uncomfortable, and not everyone is going to agree. But there’s been a lot of chatter about this subject, and I have kind of an unpopular opinion. Sort of. The topic of how bloggers approach negative reviews has been brought up over
Dallas. This week two years ago we announced to everyone that we were moving south. I was excited, scared, anxious. It was the first time I had ever moved out of Indiana. While doing so was something I’d always wanted to do, when it finally happened, moving so far from my family wasn’t everything I
Last week I shared a journal entry written during a migraine. It was dark, and helped to illustrate a bit of depression’s tunnel of misery. But one thing I’ve never been able to do is write from within an episode anxiety. It’s just too intense and unfocused. But then I read Sarah Gailey’s “Dissociation is
It is totally acceptable to remove yourself from a stressful or uncomfortable situation before it triggers you. In fact, I recommend it. Few arguments are ever worth a panic attack–it won’t solve anything. Just get yourself out, go calm down. I have to do this at home sometimes. One of us will be overtired, the
As much as my life calls for it, I don’t handle change well. My brain demands routine. The same schedule, the same people, the same places. I even rotate my teas–just enough for variety–but not too much and always in the same order. I require structure and a plan…most of the time. So when something
Because this is Mental Health Month, and the point is to educate, I think it’s important to be honest and open about what mental illness looks like. So I’m going to share something I wrote late at night in the middle of a migraine episode. I’ve lived with these migraines all my life, and they are
Guys. I have a problem. I have hit a book slump. IT IS AWFUL. I’ve read three books in a row that I just haven’t really been able to get into or focus on, and today’s read is Passenger. I should be LOVING this one, right? EVERYONE is loving this. I don’t think it’s the
Lissy, I should have known you would tag me in this! And I happen to actually see it in a timely manner, when I have time to sit down and respond! Dammit. You caught me. How long have you been a blogger? Oh geez. I’ve been blogging since before my first marriage. I started with
I’ve never been very good at spontaneity. There’s always far too much planning involved–what are we doing, when are we doing it, how much money is required, who is driving? Every minute of the day there is a constant chatter going on in my head of what may happen at some point in the future.