Cash Budgeting, Again

One of the biggest causes for my anxiety is money.  I mean, not that our needs won’t be met because they ALWAYS are, but because I’m a major spender.  Like major major.  Pretty much any time there’s money in my … Continue reading

Anxiety Management- Showing Growth

For the past (almost) week, all I have thought about is whether or not we should homeschool, then the decision to homeschool, then the details of what our homeschool will look like! What is the common denominator here?  All I’ve … 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

Remembering the Good About Joey (My Big Brother)

My friends lost their mother a few months ago.  Since then, they have been so vulnerable in sharing about their feelings as they grieve and about how amazing she was.  Reading all that they have written has solidified a few … Continue reading

Perfectionist Mind

I kind of feeling alllll over the place mentally/emotionally these days.  One day I’ll be feeling at complete peace and have lots of joy.  The next day I’ll be down and worn.  That was yesterday. On days like yesterday, I … Continue reading

I Have Come a Long Way

Yesterday something happened that was pretty stressful and brought me anxiety. In the past, I would have popped some Xanax and drank a bunch (sometimes at the same time… deadly combo). I realized last night that this isn’t even a … Continue reading

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

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