Contemplations on happiness in general

I have an entire list in the Notes app on my phone that names things that make me happy. It numbers in the hundreds. Sometimes, when I used to hit the point of “I need a tattoo” to appease the mental breakdown gods, I would pull out that list to determine what that tattoo wouldContinue reading “Contemplations on happiness in general”

How would I describe my personality?

My therapist told me that I have the “gift of intensity.” I think that’s the perfect description of who I am. Describing my personality in concrete terms has been hard to figure out over the years, because it was always me trying to differentiate my innate personality from the symptoms that come as a resultContinue reading “How would I describe my personality?”

Connecting with other people

Vulnerability. That’s the magic word when it comes to connection. It’s when we let our guard down and find acceptance in who we are. It’s feeling free to be silly. Feeling free to express our honest emotions. Feeling free to let go and tell the world what’s in our heads and in our hearts. WhenContinue reading “Connecting with other people”

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Please take note. As of a few days ago, 988 has become the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. A person can either call or send a text message using just these three numbers. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones,Continue reading “988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline”

Inspiring a culture of change

Last week I received back an invitation to fill out an administrative questionnaire from the place I applied for a job at. I was immediately excited, because I am extremely confident in my ability to express myself in writing. The questionnaire had your basic questions. Organization skills (it asked me to go into detail!).Why amContinue reading “Inspiring a culture of change”

Smile for a Saturday- Sentimentality

I’m a sap. Not ashamed of being sentimental. It’s a part of who I am. Holding onto the memories of things that have made me smile is helpful in helping me remember that not every aspect of my past has been awful. That despite everything I’ve been through and all the lies in my brain,Continue reading “Smile for a Saturday- Sentimentality”

Believing in myself – Job search edition

I made the decision to start looking for another job. Told my boss last week and yesterday I told my coworkers. I’ve been here for just about 9 years, and while I love it here and I am deeply appreciated, I’ve reached a point where I want to find a job that means something toContinue reading “Believing in myself – Job search edition”