A Look at This Year

In 2018 I went back to therapy after a number of years. In 2019, I remained in therapy and started trying different medications and little life changes. I also started this blog in January 2019, so really it is my 1 year anniversary here, yay! However, I had a mini “failure” here. My goal was […]

Keep Trying to Find What Works for You

Over the summer I wrote a post about how I had some psychological testing done to really find out what’s going on in my brain. I’m the kind of person where I always need really, really clear answers i can understand. This is when I found out that I actually have a mood disorder called […]

Little Wins Count!

I’ve written before how I am super hard on myself, like, really hard on myself. Something I try to work on every day is to focus not what I am maybe mad at myself for, but what I am proud of myself for. It doesn’t have to take a huge accomplishment to be proud of […]

Is Change Always a Good Thing?

We know the saying “change is a good thing” and I believe it is. Some people don’t like change and that’s fine, but I have a fear of missing out on something I may love if I don’t take a chance or change something. My anxiety chiming in as usual. It isn’t always some big […]

My Psychological Testing

About a month ago I had a series of psychological tests done. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while since my therapist and I started discussing it. Honestly, I didn’t even know there were tests, let alone how many there are! This will be a longer post, but I hope it’s helpful for […]

My Relaxing Activities Are Stressing Me Out

In one of my other posts, Sleeping with Anxiety , I talk about a lot of different relaxation/wind down activities I try to do before bed. I have terrible racing thoughts and it’s always been a struggle for me to fall asleep and stay asleep. Since I’ve been doing a lot of the wind down/preparation […]

I’ve Been 25 for two Days

Yesterday was my 25th birthday and I’m feeling some things. I’m the kind of person that loves my birthday. I love getting a group of friends together and just letting go of any stress and having a good time, and that I did. I know some people treat their birthday like it’s no big deal […]

Sometimes You Need to Shop Around

Going to therapy can be tough – especially if you have never gone before. It can even be tough if you used to go, and go back again, which is okay! I had a therapist when I was younger and after a while, we just didn’t click anymore. I wasn’t connecting and opening up as […]

Have Some Healthy Competition!

Something that I struggle with on a daily basis is comparing myself to others – that’s been an issue for me for as long as I can remember. There is a fine line between looking to others for inspiration vs. comparing yourself in an unhealthy way. Sometimes my jealousy can get the best of me […]

Refining Your Mondays

We all know the Monday blues – some know it more than others. For me it’s been a little more tough than usual since I don’t live with my boyfriend and him and my family aren’t in the same place as me anymore. Although I love my independence and living in Chicago – it can […]