I’m still here, just drowning…

…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…

Every day is judgment day

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…

Depression, Anxiety, and Why We Need To Keep Talking About It All

Truth time: I have anxiety and depression. The anxiety has been a constant for awhile, but the depression is a new phase in my personal experience with mental illness. I have debated on how or if I wanted to say anything, to anyone, but I’m learning from therapy and experience that keeping it all inside…

Small victories

For a person who writes for two blogs, one would assume that I do not mind sharing a lot about my life. One would be wrong. I find it easy and enjoyable to share some things – the good moments, the funny anecdotes, , the common frustrations – but not everything in a life is…

F-word Fridays: Fear

Fear – what is your first reaction to this word?  Is it something that terrifies you?  An event or place that you avoid?  A 90s thriller film where you fell in love with Mark Wahlberg?  I might be aging myself with that last one.  Whatever you conjure up in thinking of fear, it is something…

F-word Friday: Failure

Hey, it’s not Friday!  It might be for you, wherever you are or whenever you read this, but I am fudging the date a little.  Our weeks have been hectic and dominated by baseball, volleyball, meetings, end-of-year events and celebrations, allergies, appointments, random bouts of vomiting, and many other mundane but busy elements.  In other…

The Recents: 24 February 2014

First of all, is it really the end of February already?  This short month thing always gets me.  Anyways… Music:  Lorde.  All things Lorde.  Also trying to track down songs you hear on TV shows or movies.  They always fit the scene in which they are being played, and I applaud those whose sole job…