Brokenness and Purpose

It’s possible to be a little broken and still live out your purpose. I found this mini coffee maker at Goodwill for $3.99.  First, it wouldn’t brew.  Last night Robert realized that someone had put the coffee grounds in the … Continue reading

Mental Illness and Addiction Don’t Discriminate

This week has been somewhat emotionally draining.  I have remembered where I’ve been and how far I’ve come.  I’ve remembered how hard life can be and how devastating mental illness is. Four days ago I wrote a post about having … 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

God in His Infinite Wisdom and Sovereignty…

“Glorious and mighty are your ways in all the earth!” Friends.  I know I write about my joy and peace alllll the time, but sometimes I forget to give God the credit for it. This is the thing.  He is … 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

Peeling Off Layers

Sometimes I hate my brain.  Well, often I hate my brain. I have been doing super well (for about a year).  These past few weeks/month I have been doing exceptionally well. I have also been super perfectionist.  More than normal. … Continue reading

World Mental Health Day, a Reflection

I meant to write this yesterday but it didn’t happen.  Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and it was a time of reflection for me. The majority of my life has been tainted by mental illness.  Joey (my brother) struggled … Continue reading

After Years of Struggle, I Have Found My Sweet Spot: You Can, Too!

Friends.  If you don’t know my story, I will share it briefly here… I have a long history of anxiety.  I didn’t know that that’s what I was suffering with until I went to a psychologist right out of high … Continue reading

Recovering Beautifully

I wrote a piece for Juggling the Jenkins blog.  If she chooses it, it will go on the blog and in her new book.  We’ll see!  I thought I’d share it here because it’s a short version of my story. … Continue reading