Before I get started, however, I want to dedicate this post to someone I've never met before but who has nevertheless changed my life forever. I want to honor the memory of Lee MacMillan, a "van life" social media influencer whose travel vlogs I've watched for years. She actually ended up moving to Santa Barbara, … Continue reading mental health awareness month challenge
As I round out my second victory lap of undergrad, I have become very acclimatized to generalized, constant anxiety. I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in 2018 after battling it for a few years without any type of outside aid, and it had reached the point of being crippling. I was unable to leave … Continue reading easy ways that i self-soothe
Holy moly I'm 24! What?? That's hard for me to fathom. This is the age a younger me would have dreamed to be engaged. I would not have ever thought I'd be in undergrad still, but hey, I actually like myself these days...which is pretty cool. I'm lucky to go to bed proud of myself … Continue reading 12 things i’ve learned and 12 things i haven’t at 24
I'm putting this on the internet because I just realized I've been desperately combing social media for the past hour seeking out reassurance that I myself could provide. I'm in a place today where I feel...stuck. I've been doing schoolwork nonstop for weeks, and I'm about to hunker down for the rest of the semester … Continue reading a list of reminders that the world isn’t all bad
Howdy friends! I just found this draft from a few years back, and it spoke to some wounds of mine that have since reopened. I found it helpful, so I thought I might just dump it on the internet. It's been a minute since I've written something that makes it sound like I'm a way … Continue reading how I deal with the haters
This topic is tricky. I hope it sounds intriguing, because being hospitalized for mental illness definitely led to some of the most bizarre and most interesting experiences of my life. It’s hard to talk about though. For one, obviously the events that led me to the hospital — once in California and once in Mississippi … Continue reading what I learned from my time in the psych ward
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