Mental Health

My Bra Shopping Ordeal

Today, I went bra shopping. I have wanted new bras since last November, at least. My only bras were too small (but still relatively comfy due to being very stretched out) and since then all have developed holes in the band and/or broken underwires. I had one intact bra, but it was covered in lace… Continue reading My Bra Shopping Ordeal

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Mental Health, mental illness

Independent Despite Depression

Today after I babysat, I went to the bank. It was ten minutes until noon, when I thought the bank closed. I got to the nearest bank with two minutes to spare and deposited my check from babysitting into my checking account. Then, from the bank to get home, I was closer to the interstate… Continue reading Independent Despite Depression

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Mood Improvement 101

Today was borderline crappy – work was fine, but I was in a personal funk that began last night. I decided to take a walk to clear my head and stay moving after I got home. Armed with a new play list to listen to, full of upbeat songs that make me happy, I headed… Continue reading Mood Improvement 101

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Dancing the Day and Night Away: Dance Marathon Recap

I got to the event about 2 minutes before check in began at 11:30 and it was already packed. Almost immediately after my arrival, the line was out the door. I got in pretty quick compared to some of those people, and was able to sit until noon when the marathon began. After a 1-2-3,… Continue reading Dancing the Day and Night Away: Dance Marathon Recap

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The Driving Force of My Independence

A few years ago, I totaled my first car that I’d had for a decade in an accident deemed entirely my fault. For the two years following, my husband was self-employed and we shared his Mercury, which was titled in both of our names anyway for a credit-rebuilding program at the dealership. He took me… Continue reading The Driving Force of My Independence

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Therapeutic Pampering

This morning, I pampered myself. I had a weird Friday - it was fine until the evening, during which time I got extremely emotional about something small, and ended up really angry. I journaled about it at the time and will talk about in therapy - maybe here later, when I'm ready. But the lady's… Continue reading Therapeutic Pampering

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Bucket List Update 3: Why Be Cool?

I’ve been doing things I enjoy, and it’s been amazing. I have learned something about myself in the meanwhile. When I went to the Moon Taxi concert and then the roller derby bout, I looked around and realized how little I was keeping my cool. I was freaking out with excitement, and it was visible!… Continue reading Bucket List Update 3: Why Be Cool?

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Bucket List Update 2: Roller Derby

I have been working hard! In the last 14 days, I’ve worked 13. Monday through Friday, save a few random days off, I’ve worked my regular full-time job. On those days off (including weekends) I’ve babysat for either of my two families or worked helping a really nice lady clean and organize her house after… Continue reading Bucket List Update 2: Roller Derby

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Guest Post: More Than Just My Phobia

I have a really special post today: my friend Lauren of I'm Fine, Stop Asking, has written this for my blog. I think Lauren is a gifted writer and has so much to share, so I feel blessed to include this post among mine and share her work with you guys! We have tons in… Continue reading Guest Post: More Than Just My Phobia

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Coming Down from Concert Elation

Thursday night I went to the Moon Taxi concert and it was the most fun I've had in a long time. The last time I had that much fun was in Branson with family, riding an enormous ferris wheel and driving go karts for the first time - I was the slowest one and I… Continue reading Coming Down from Concert Elation