bucket list, Mental Health

Relay For Life Recap

I wanted to do the Relay For Life because I had heard such good things. A new friend of mine has participated for 12 years, and I joined her fundraising team. I was excited to be a part of her team of friends, and to participate in this meaningful event. I found out a few… Continue reading Relay For Life Recap

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bucket list, Family, Mental Health

Happy Birthday, Grandpa: Adventures in Gardening

Today would have been my grandpa’s birthday. It is precisely one week after mine, so it’s easy for me to remember. I have fond memories of my grandpa’s time with me – he was patient and kind, and he taught me to drive. My grandpa and grandma used to live on a farm in a… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Grandpa: Adventures in Gardening

Mental Health, mental illness

Sensory Overload Leads to Panic Attack

It started as a great day. I was thinking about my bucket list, summer vacation, and my upcoming birthday. I told J that if he wanted to get me something, it should be an event, not a tangible item. It reminded me about making food. I love hamburgers, they are one of my favorite foods.… Continue reading Sensory Overload Leads to Panic Attack

Mental Health, mental illness

Back on the Horse

After my accident Wednesday, I was pumped up on adrenaline. I drove home from the service shop and was fine. Okay, I guess. I wanted to get home, and I did. My mom was surprised that I drove so soon. “Didn’t turning around hurt your neck?” No, but again: Adrenaline. That night, I had decided… Continue reading Back on the Horse

Marriage, Mental Health

Adventures in Lawn Care

I used to love mowing the lawn. At least, I remember telling people that. It's possible that I loved bragging to my entitled friends about how I did manual labor that also counted as exercise. I'm not certain why I felt why that was brag-worthy, but that was definitely my MO. I also used to… Continue reading Adventures in Lawn Care

Marriage, Mental Health, mental illness

We Have All the Lights On

I'm in the living room with my husband and we have all the lights on. There are seven lights - three lights with the ceiling fan, one overhead spotlight thing, and three lamps - they are all on. I did not have a good day today. I woke up thinking I need a break. I'm… Continue reading We Have All the Lights On

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

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

Mental Health, mental illness

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