Blogmas Day 2: Why Christmas Isn’t My Favorite Holiday

I mentioned in Blogmas Day 1 that since my (step) mom passed in March of 2011, our family has struggled to muster the Christmas cheer. I haven’t really talk about my mom’s death here… not for any particular reason, it just hasn’t really felt like the appropriate time. Maybe I will share more after the … Continue reading Blogmas Day 2: Why Christmas Isn’t My Favorite Holiday

Blogmas Day 1: Spirit of Christmas

I have decided to participate in Blogmas this year. I think that it will help kick my bum into Christmas gear. Ever since my (step) mom passed almost 7 and a half years ago, Christmas just hasn't felt like Christmas... We'll talk more about that in another post, but my goal this Christmas is to … Continue reading Blogmas Day 1: Spirit of Christmas

The Impact Your Chronic Illness Can Have on Your Mental Health

Trigger Warning: Suicidal Thoughts & Vomit I have occasionally mentioned here that I struggle with my mental health. I have been diagnosed with Anxiety,Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) as a result of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)… And then I got sick. That's something they don't tell you about mental illnesses… as … Continue reading The Impact Your Chronic Illness Can Have on Your Mental Health

Hold On and Wait

Trigger Warning: Suicidal Thoughts This week (September 10-16, 2018) is National Suicide Prevention Week here in the U.S. There is no denying that living with chronic illness is a daily struggle and can take a toll on your mental health... Especially when those chronic illnesses bring along with them chronic pain and other debilitating symptoms … Continue reading Hold On and Wait

Learning NOT to Equate My Self Worth with My Accomplishments

To be honest, I am not entirely sure how to start this post… But I feel like that may happen quite a bit in the future as we cover difficult topics that make me vulnerable. So in my last post I talked about how I have officially been sick for three years. In those three … Continue reading Learning NOT to Equate My Self Worth with My Accomplishments

Three Years to the Day

It’s difficult for me to wrap my head around the fact that 3 years ago yesterday I was completely healthy. 3 years ago, yesterday (August 28th) I finished work, enjoyed Friday night dinner with my family, drove to a friend’s house, shared laughs around the bonfire while they all drank, drove home, crawled into bed... … Continue reading Three Years to the Day