I’m Dating

I talked about this on Instagram a few weeks ago but I haven't written about it. I am dating again (YASSS!) I am aware that I said I was taking a 6 month break but in true to me fashion, I decided to end that early around 3 months. You can read my original post … Continue reading I’m Dating

Why I Still Go To Therapy Even Though I “Feel Better”

I have been "in" therapy since November 2017. Now that I am thinking about it, I don't think I have ever consistently seen a provider for this long. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I absolutely love my therapist, Camille. Is she my person? Yes. If I told her … Continue reading Why I Still Go To Therapy Even Though I “Feel Better”

Blossoming Part 2: The Tougher Days

Blossoming Part 1: How One Thing Can Change Your Life  "You're an inspiration" "You are so talented" "You inspire me to talk about my own mental health" "You're happiness is contagious" "You are absolutely hilarious" or my personal favorite "Please sex chat me" Yeah.. and I am wildly depressed sometimes and other times I am … Continue reading Blossoming Part 2: The Tougher Days

Blossoming Part 1: How One Thing Can Change Your Life

You've probably heard that one small change in your life can impact all the other aspects of your life, right? For instance, working out can make you want to eat healthier (or so they say). I am very body positive and against classifying foods as healthy and unhealthy, you can read about it here. Anyway, … Continue reading Blossoming Part 1: How One Thing Can Change Your Life

Part 2: What would I say to my 14 year old self if I could?

I talk a lot about feeling like I am frozen in time. I feel like my emotions are sometimes that of an adolescent girl. Sure, I feel like I am an adult, there is no doubt about that. But, when it comes to feeling alone, abandoned and emotional, I feel like a young teenager. I … Continue reading Part 2: What would I say to my 14 year old self if I could?

Part 1: So, just tell me about middle school then

When I think about my life, I think about it in phases or segments. Its compartmentalized to different years like before I moved to Houston or after I was sent to boarding school or after I had consensual sex. I don't think of my life as a fluid progression. I almost feel like a different … Continue reading Part 1: So, just tell me about middle school then

Highly Functional and Mentally Ill: What You Don’t Understand

Highly functional in the realm of mental illness is typically described as someone who has many symptoms of a mental illness or is diagnosed with a mental illness but continues to work and live life in a somewhat "functional" way. When I met my therapist, she described some of the patients that she typically works … Continue reading Highly Functional and Mentally Ill: What You Don’t Understand

Living With The Regret of Not Getting Help Sooner

I started seeing my therapist in November 2017. Soon after that, I went to see a psychiatrist (the first one I saw didn't listen to me at all and it was just a bad connection *cue the old AOL dial tone noise*). I went to see another psychiatrist and the medicine she has prescribed has … Continue reading Living With The Regret of Not Getting Help Sooner

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Sexual Trauma Survivors

Sexual trauma can be a variety of things. Sexual trauma can occur when you are coerced into sexual relations with someone you know. Sexual trauma can be molestation from a family member at a young age. Sexual trauma can be when a stranger rapes you. Sexual trauma could be when you are fighting with your … Continue reading 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Sexual Trauma Survivors

Parenting with PTSD: Parenting Through Fear

I have PTSD. Not the kind that most people think about. I haven't been to a war. I haven't been in a car accident. I haven't watched a loved one die in front of my eyes.  I have PTSD from sexual and relationship based trauma as well as from the abandonment I felt from being sent to boarding … Continue reading Parenting with PTSD: Parenting Through Fear