Anxiety is a Liar

Last night was kind of my breaking point of the season. I struggle a lot this time of year.  It’s a combination of lack of routine, the holiday let down, the dreariness, the fact that I’m an introvert and am … Continue reading

Now What?

Goodness.  My journey has been a long one.  A really hard one.  An amazing one.  One full of love from my creator and my family.  God has made it clear to me that He has a plan for my life … Continue reading

On the Verge of Something…

Through the issues with the school that I had a few weeks ago I realized that I’m just not meant to teach anymore. I thought I had already come to that conclusion multiple times over the past 4 years, but … Continue reading

2 Year Sobriety Birthday

TWO years, one day at a time!  I can’t believe I’ve made it this far!  It feels like I was in the treatment center a few months ago.  I had such an amazing experience there and learned and grew so … 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

Gratitude: Grateful No Matter What

It’s not Grati-Tuesday or Thankful Thursday, but I just have to share some gratitude that I am gushing with. God is so so good.  I have a hard time seeing it sometimes because of struggle and pain, but I am … Continue reading

If I’m Being Honest…

Growing up, I struggled with friendships.  I had a few close friends, but I was also bullied a lot and was just an outsider in many areas.  It got better in high school, but I always felt the need to … Continue reading

Maintaining Consistency on Things that Matter to Me

Consistency is hard for me.  I am a planner and plan to do things often that I struggle with follow through on or just give up when things don’t go as planned.  This has been a struggle for me my … Continue reading