Stop infantilizing individuals with mental disorders

With more and more people becoming more comfortable with discussing their mental illnesses/disorders, more and more people change the way they treat said individuals. I now understand why people are so hesitant about sharing that they have a mental disorder/illness. It’s important to not “switch up” once someone has become comfortable with you and has…

Too good to be true (A very short [fiction] story)

Last night I had a dream… It felt so real… There was you, and there was me… Everything was great… Walks on the beach….sand between my toes… Forehead kisses, secret handshakes, our own inside jokes… It was just me and you…not a care in the world… I would do anything for you and you would…

New Year, Better Me

With it being a new year, everyone is posting their new years resolutions… With that being said… 2019 is the year of self-care, for real this time. Things I’m doing to ensure I am my best self this year: Being more serious about my “me time”–The past few years I’ve attempted to have more “me…

Sis, it’s time to stop wasting your time

I have been going back and forth with myself about posting on this topic, and I think it’s time for me to just post it and let it be out there. Tip: Stop wasting your time and energy on people who aren’t even worried about you. So often we try so hard to force things…

First semester recap!

With my first semester of graduate school over, I can finally sit down and let you guys know how the past 4 1/2 – 5 months have been. When I first began graduate school I was nervous-as anyone would be. I was worried how the work load would be, I was worried about how my…

The art of trying to not stress over stress

Do you ever find yourself stressing over things that don’t even need to be stressed about? Things that are so far into the future they basically don’t even matter right now? That’s where I’ve been finding myself these past couple of weeks…you would think I would be stressing over my school work—not, instead I’ve been…

What they don’t tell you

This blog post is not intended to make anyone stop taking their meds without seeking medical attention, this is just me talking about my experiences and what I hope for the future. It’s been about 2 years (or 3, to be honest I don’t know) since I began taking the antidepressant Prozac-for my anxiety and…

Why I’m taking self-care more serious…

We often talk about self-care and why it’s so important and different things we can do as a part of our “self-care routine”, but how many of us actual do the things we talk about on a regular basis? I find that lately, I’ve been “letting myself go”, I think about self-care a lot…However, I…

Grad school is like trying to fit a square into a circle.

Here it is, the blog you’ve all been waiting for. Almost everyday I get asked “so how’s grad school going?” Instead of being 100% honest, I lie and say “oh, it’s fine. I love it.” Today is the day I tell you EVERYTHING I’ve been trying so hard to hold in. The school work itself…

The truth behind the sarcasm…[short but to the point]

I’ve been sarcastic since I could remember… But why? I use sarcasm to hide my true feelings, or to hide how I truly feel about something. Joking around, laughing and cracking jokes are my way of hiding from the truth. Hiding from my feelings, hiding from showing that yeah…my feelings are hurt…what you said did…