Obstacles

Putting your feelings in writing is a good way to not only release stress, but it can also help you get to the root of the problem and serve as a point of reference for recovery. So here goes: December, I was hopeful and feeling up to the challenge of my new position at work….

Anxiety at the Grocery Store

It’s been a while since I’ve been this close to a panic attack in public. Sunday, sometime in the middle of the day, I needed to go to the store to pick up some things for the house. Typically, if my boyfriend is awake before one of his work nights, we’ll go shopping together, but…

“You’ve Changed” Foul-Weather Friend Alert!

This is fresh on my mind right now, because I just watched a Youtuber I adore go on an uncharacteristic rant about the comments that really hurt her the most.  Whether you know Bunny Meyer (a.k.a. grav3yardgirl) or not, I’m sure you can still appreciate a vlogger who tries to create a happy distraction and…

New Things in August

I’m always up for new experiences, but around my birthday, I seem to pack in even more firsts. I started out, possibly at the end of July, with the new Lay’s potato chip flavor winners from the Do Us a Flavor contest. The winners were Southern Biscuits and Gravy, New York Reuben, West Coast Truffle…

Beneath the Surface: Anxiety & Depression

It’s time I admit that medication plays a major role in my ability to keep a regular blog. I’ve felt completely worn out for the last few weeks, ever since I decided to try to get off the anxiety medication. I wasn’t given as many refills for that prescription as I was for my thyroid…

Art for Stress Relief

It’s been a hell of a week, but we made it to Friday.  My kitten seems to be doing better after her trip to the vet.  We were scared last week when we found a lump on her shoulder.  I had no idea, but apparently vaccinations can sometimes cause a tumor to grow (1 in…