So, ever since giving myself the room to not follow an "every Friday" posting schedule, I've noticed that my posts have, well, trailed off. I'm finding other things to do with my evenings and I'm not focusing as much on writing in general. My first instinct is to get upset with myself, but, realistically, I … Continue reading A Brief Update
The other day, hubby and I were discussing some mental and emotional health stuff, and we ended up on the topic of things we’ve heard from someone or another that are, well, less than helpful. Things like, “what’s wrong with you?” or “just get over it.” And then, there’s the one that can sting the … Continue reading Is It All In Your Head?
I have spent many a word over the past couple of weeks, both online and off, discussing and dissecting the fact that I feel stuck, that I’m feeling uninspired, that I can’t think of anything to write about. As I started to stare down this week’s deadline, the same thoughts and feelings started swirling again, … Continue reading A Writing Experiment
As I was heading towards the end of my work day last Thursday, I started getting a bunch of Twitter notifications on my phone. I got to a pausing point and checked to see what was going on, and it turns out that the amazingly sweet Fiona of like as the waves nominated me for … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award!
I never thought writing a post celebrating progress that I’ve made so far would be so difficult, but, this week, it’s a hard one. There’s been a lot going on, and, at this point, I am focusing mostly on managing my reactions, figuring out why they’re hitting as hard as they can, and containing the … Continue reading Celebrating Victories #3
Everyone needs to have at least one happy place, a place where you can just exhale and not worry about life for awhile. I tend to classify mine as everyday happy places, where I can relax after a hard day, but where it feels like a brief pause, and then the big, super relaxing happy … Continue reading My Happy Place
Today, I'd like to celebrate the fact that I am working on the whole self-value, self-care thing. I also have some visible victories to celebrate, and they aren't so small. Without further ado, this episode's list! I ordered some clothes for myself from ThreadUp! As someone who is always looking for the best deal and … Continue reading Celebrating Victories #2
I have two modes: procrastinate all the things or do all the things. Which means it took months to decide to go to therapy, weeks to make the first appointment, but, now that I'm going, I want to finish working through all the issues as quickly as possible. Unfortunately for me, therapy doesn't work that … Continue reading Celebrating Victories