Immense Joy

The definition of happiness is the quality or state of being happy… good fortune and pleasure. The definition of joy is the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation; something greatly … Continue reading

Update on All the Things

I have been so busy that blogging has not been a priority, unfortunately. My Health I saw my GI last week and he gave me a new reflux med and has me taking it twice a day.  I have noticed … Continue reading

Braver Still

It has been quite a while since I wrote out my story.  I was listening to an amazing song that was written by a Facebook friend of mine and sung/co-written by one of my faves, and I realized that I … Continue reading

My Vision and Goals for Myself and My Family

I have been so. bad. at. follow. through. lately.  I’m not sure why… but I’m sure a lot of it is because I’m always tired and because I hate being busy. The other day I took things off my calendar … Continue reading

Living My Best Life

Gosh.  I feel like God has worked things out to be the best it can be and I want to shout it to the world.  He has taken some hard life situations and turned them into good.  I truly believe … Continue reading

Contentment through Weakness

I made a decision yesterday and it came with a slew of thoughts, discouragement, encouragement, prayer, contentment, and peace. Making the decision to sub came with a lot of hesitancy.  I thought of subbing to be up at the school … Continue reading

Overcoming a Rough Few Weeks

Gosh.  January and February are rough months for me.  They have been for years, and I’m not sure if it’s because of my bipolar 2 or just the season.  I have a lot of friends who struggle during these months … Continue reading

What I love, like, dislike, and am working through

Gosh.  This week has been long.  And tough.  And helpful.  And growth-producing.  And strengthening. I wasn’t deeply depressed.  I wasn’t hopeless or suicidal.  I just struggled a bit.  I just wanted to sleep all the time.  Struggled with doing things … Continue reading

Mental Stability by Living Out My Values

I had my three month appointment with my psychiatrist on Thursday. It’s always interesting to see her because somehow despite the fact that she sees a ton of patients and only sees me every three months, she remembers details about … Continue reading

Things That “Spark” Joy

This morning I was told by an online friend that I am a fun person. I haven’t always been. I have a history of being too serious, controlling, anxious, and frustrated.  I was also angry with my kids all of … Continue reading