or sufferers of anxiety, parenting has extra challenges. The stress of handling disobedience from your kids can feel like a meaningful threat. Your palms sweat, your heart races, the room can feel like it's closing in on you. Everyday tasks like a trip to the grocery store or meeting with a teacher can cause anxiety to go through the roof.
Those feelings, the depression - it creeps back into my life without any consideration or care. It's awful, and I hate it. So because I hate it, I'll do what I can to fight it.
So what have I been reading lately? Besides informative and funny Twitter posts and too much information about hurricane preparedness, here are the latest reads...
The clothes and hair color do not define the person as much as her voice, opinions, and intelligence.
There would be no "dream job," no magic work/life balance, no fulfillment. Is this really how we are supposed to view our work lives and careers?
I left my job this week. I left a government job, with benefits, retirement, insurance, and security. Even as I type this, it sounds a little strange. Why would I choose to leave a position like this? Am I crazy? What will I do for money and all the above mentioned perks? This was a … Continue reading I left my job, and it was for the best
I'm officially hooked on hiking. Not sure if this is purely a Hawaii thing, but I'm going with it while it lasts. There are so many amazing, natural sights to see on this island that I know feel as if I will never see them all. I also have to combat this thing called a job, … Continue reading More #hikinginhawaii
...because it is too tragic and sad. ...because their lives were ended much too soon. ...because it only reminds me of so many others who commit this same act every year, whether I have known them personally or not. ...because it makes me feel helpless in the face of mental illness. ...because if someone who … Continue reading I can’t see another celebrity suicide
...in life. There are many days that I wish for more hours in the day, if only to complete more of the things on my to-do list. There are other days that I wish there were less hours in the day, simply because all I want to do is go back to sleep. That's super … Continue reading I’m still here, just drowning…
I was talking to my therapist about my anxiety (which was going pretty well until this week - more about that in another post). I was questioning the logic of anxiety, a ridiculous train of thought considering anxiety has no logic. When talking about triggers, I explained that social events are frequently a trigger; it … Continue reading Every day is judgment day