https://open.spotify.com/episode/2iDlZ4FqhISUuBR1YE1Uqv?si=786x8v5oSA6RFfMDjcriVA If you know me, you know how much my mom means to me. The way she handled my mental illness is why I'm standing here today. Please consider giving this a listen if you or a loved one has been going through it. This would be great for parents looking for guidance!
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
I've somehow found myself in the very fortunate position of being someone to whom people reach out for advice every once in a while, and I want to take on that role as humbly and responsibly as possible. I've received a great deal of anonymous comments from readers, ranging from the kindest thanks to the … Continue reading please seek professional help if you are hurting (or maybe if you’re not)
I want to be honest -- right now I feel lost. I know that being in recovery isn't a straight line upward, that there are dips and curves along the way. I know that life isn't always easy. I just didn't expect to feel this sense of sadness and confusion again this year, a year … Continue reading feeling lost
I did a thing. These first two episodes are short and a bit all over the place, but hey I’m learning! I’ll get better. I would love to have friends guest host with me from time to time and to talk about some really interesting stuff. The link will be below if you’d like to … Continue reading …i started a podcast
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
Historically, I haven't been one to pursue outdoor activities. I'm much more of a be-stationary-in-one-place-for-hours-on-end type gal. I love reading a good book and drinking good coffee. I'm a student, so I'm required to be indoors doing work for the majority of my life. It wasn't until fall of 2020 that I realized how restorative … Continue reading nature talk
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
https://open.spotify.com/episode/2lxPSYWGTXnAn75JQZYeFh My first podcast with Lee Carl from May 25, 2020 If you are driving home from the Egg Bowl and have any interest at all in listening to a project I'm particularly proud of, feel free to listen to this, our first episode of the County Line podcast together. We talk a lot about … Continue reading if you haven’t heard
"This is your dog," my mom said, emphatically shoving a phone in my face that presented a picture of the scraggliest, oddest-looking kangaroo/deer creature I had ever seen. I'm not sure what caused me to pick up the phone -- whether it were desperation after having searched for a dog to adopt for months, plain … Continue reading the dog who rescued me
This is a question I've found myself asking myself a number of times in my life, whether it be concerning a romantic or platonic relationship. Everyone will find his or herself in this position at least once in life, but I think I've been there so many times because I was very fake for a … Continue reading is it a toxic relationship or are we just in a rough patch?