When I was in treatment (I know I talk about it a lot, it just really changed my life), it was all about me. It was all about doing things that made me love me for who I was. I learned how to show myself grace on the bad days. I learned that not every … More Be Your Own Damn Valentine!
What-what, what-what? Since you asked… Working in retail for the past 5 years, I’ve never had the desire to really go thrift shopping. After hearing Macklemore’s song, I definitely thought about it more and how cool it could be but I never actually went out and did it. I always got such good deals at … More Hey Macklemore, Can We Go Thrift Shopping?
It has been a HOT minute since I have done the “school” thing, and honestly, I didn’t think that I would ever go back. My last attempt at college left me feeling very unsuccessful and discouraged. From a mental health standpoint, it pushed me over the edge. It was a lot harder than I thought … More BACK to School
Growing up, I always wondered what was wrong with me. Why I had to be tortured with the thoughts in my own head day after day. I knew it wasn’t normal to want to disappear. I knew sleeping all day wasn’t productive and would only make me feel worse… but I couldn’t help it. It … More End Pill Shaming
***DISCLAIMER: I HAD A LOT OF FUN JUMPING ON MY BED THANK YOU VERY MUCH*** I don’t think anyone ever predicted the world to be overcome by such panic in a matter of a week. In the beginning stages, we were laughing at the memes that were produced due to the COVID-19… but it’s not … More How To “Corona Virus”
I got my first tattoo when I was 2 weeks shy of 18. My parents paid for it as an “early birthday” gift and I’ve been HOOKED ever since. I was thinking it would be so scary and painful (it is painful to an extent), but it really wasn’t as horrible as I made it … More 19 Tats + Counting
I spent the last two months of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 in an in-patient treatment facility for my (at the time, deteriorating) mental health. I had, what the therapists like to call, a “spiritual awakening.” They choose this term over “mental breakdown,” but they both mean the same thing. Let me give you a … More Treatment Doesn’t Make You Weak
After the excitement of the holidays, the winter becomes very cold and dreary for me. I’ve always had an overwhelming amount of anxiety when it comes to January and February. I can’t tell you the exact reason why, all I know is they are very hard for me, emotionally. This year was a little different, … More Winter Whites & February Blues
Last was the first year I had ever gone to a real life “adult” New Year’s Eve party, so I was just figuring out what it was that people wear to them. This year I will be WELL-prepared. This NastyGal dress came to me when I was scrolling the internet one day (what else do … More New Year’s Eve Styles
**Disclaimer: This is me wearing every single piece of me on my sleeve. This was a very hard thing for me to write, and it’s a very taboo subject to talk about, but hopefully this conversation (like mental health) will become something we don’t shy away from. In therapy, I’ve learned that a burden shared … More Penny For Your Thoughts