I've been asked a few times why I wanted to start a blog. I've even asked myself why I wanted to start blogging, and publically no less. I wrestled with the thought to start blogging for some time. I went back and forth between the positives and the negatives of putting myself out there publically.… Continue reading My Purpose Begins Here…
As a teenager, I began going to therapy. Along with therapy came the psychiatrist appointments, evaluations, and medications. I started taking medication, mostly for depression at the time. Over time I was given medications for various things such as anxiety, mood stabilization, and sleep. I have been on more medications than I could count. I… Continue reading Not Your Average Cocktail
Ever been on a roller coaster that had lots of twists and turns? Lots of ups and downs? That's what it is like living with a Bipolar Disorder. For a long time I was diagnosed as having Major Depressive Disorder, so yeah, in other words, I was just depressed a lot. I was also diagnosed… Continue reading Roller Coaster Ride
Sometimes we are so caught up in "life" itself that we don't realize how full our minds are and we lose sight of so many other things. When I first saw this picture I thought it was an amazing visual representation on what it means to be mindful. Ask yourself this, "Am I mindful or… Continue reading Mindful or Mind-full?
I first heard this quote in therapy. I was told this more times than I can really remember. It always stuck out to me and ultimately ended up being very powerful in my life. I realize that I was so busy aiming for perfection that I was losing sight of everything else. I found myself… Continue reading My Favorite Quote
Here's where I am going to allow myself to be pretty vulnerable and share my story of self-injury. It by no means defines who I am, it's just been a huge struggle in my life and my story may help others and I will feel empowered by sharing it. I have struggled with self-harm for… Continue reading One Time Led To A Thousand
My life isn't an easy one, but I'm certain it could be SO much worse. I have experienced trauma, pain and quite simply, hurt. But I have also experienced love, happiness, and sincere joy through my life. I have recently begun my walk with God and I wouldn't change that for the world. (That'll be… Continue reading We All Start Somewhere….