I am a different person than who I was a month ago. Gross. I hate being that pretentious asshole that declares their self evolution. I seriously debated about writing this post, to be honest with you. Some things do need to be said, especially since this is a mental health blog. It is absolutely vital… Continue reading Gaining momentum
Missing you, Still. Last year's post.... I'm a little disjointed tonight. I'm okay but there is still that ache that comes with loss of a loved one. Five years. Five years of grief. Some days I miss you so much it hurts. Some days I miss you so much and I laugh at all of… Continue reading 5 years without you
Hello blog world. I wish I could come to you with joy tonight and shine a light on my health updates and journey, but life isn't filtered through rose colored glasses. Life is raw, real, and can be very painful at times. This is where I am today. In pain. Navigating the torrential waters of… Continue reading Adoptee stuff no one talks about…
The year is 1994 and I am a mere six years old. Riding in the back seat of Mom's van with the sliding door, a song comes on the radio. The guitars blare and the drums thrum and this voice... the powerful soulful voice of Dolores O'Riordan envelops my soul. My heart soars, as I… Continue reading Linger
We are almost halfway through the final month of the year and I am not sure about you, but I have been doing a lot of self reflection. Every December, I start making a new journal for the new year. I actually start writing in it one month early, usually around this time. Last December,… Continue reading Thrive (thoughts on 2017)
If you have never seen the movie called "The Family Stone," I highly recommend it. It is my all time favorite holiday movie, because of the chaos that is family and the emotional context that is portrayed in nearly every scene. We see Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker), a high strung career woman initially fail to… Continue reading Smoke and mirrors in the living room
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. The fall is usually a time of self reflection for me. The year is coming to an end, and with all the holidays and focus on family, it's hard to not get introspective about my own adoption story. ALL thoughts, feelings, stories and scenarios are purely my own and are not a… Continue reading Adapting and Adoption
I am officially 29 as of 9:40AM. I am a big believer in birthdays. Leading up to the birthday I am notorious for reminding everyone that a birthday is coming up. The day of, I am a firm believer that the birthday person gets to do whatever they want to do! I would post a… Continue reading Happy birthday to us!!
-- J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) Oh man, what a week! What a fucking week. In light of recent events over the weekend, I have been just a little bit on edge? Anyone else? Not only did our nation bare witness to violence, hate groups, and unnecessary pain, but it seems to… Continue reading Own Your Truth.
It's been four years and still August 14th is a hard day for me. It isn't like today is any different from any other day, really. One doesn't suddenly start grieving just because a certain day comes up. But it is more tangible somehow. There was just so much that went into our friendship. I… Continue reading Missing you, Still.