So much has changed in my life since I started writing this blog and it has made me hesitant to write much over the last year. While some things haven't changed, I am different. I am not going to live abroad any time soon. I am not a student anymore. I'm not currently pursuing work … Continue reading Blogging for Sanity Part II
Just over a week ago my job sent us home. No work, no traveling, and no gatherings for at least a month. At first I thought, okay I'm going to be optimistic and get all of these things done at home that I haven't had enough time for. I'm going to work on art every … Continue reading Quarantine Week 1: Lessons Learned
As I have been gaining weight the last couple of years one of the most troubling words for me has been "flattering." When an outfit is flattering it is emphasizing the traits that other people think are beautiful in a woman. When I try to pick out a flattering outfit I immediately think of how … Continue reading Body Confidence: “Flattering”
Over the past few years I have learned a lot of different things about myself. Therapy has helped me to accept and love many of the attributes that I have, but it has also helped me to see the things that I need to work on. One of the biggest things that I have struggled … Continue reading Life Lesson #1: You can never make everyone happy.
I was in seventh grade when an adult first suggested to me that I go and see a counselor. For years I didn't understand how it could really help me. The truth is that I was afraid. I was afraid of judgement from the therapist. I was afraid of judgement from my friends and family. … Continue reading How Counseling Changed My Life
Honestly, I have been pretty moody this week. The days have felt like eternities. There was almost too much time to think. I often sat or laid down and said to myself that I wanted to do something, but I didn't know what to do. I have been trying to do something meaningful or fun … Continue reading Keeping Busy for Peace of Mind