A Girl and Her Cat

When I moved out of the apartment my ex and I shared in February, I worried about my mental health. I had never really lived alone up until this point.  The closest I came was during my last two years at William & Mary where I had a single dorm room where I was also... Continue Reading →

I Didn’t Expect The Loneliness

After the break-up, I expected the grief. At this point, I’m well acquainted with the stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I know they’re not some linear timeline, but instead a twisting cycle that can seemingly have no end, until suddenly, it doesn’t hurt so much anymore. I expected this, and prepared for it.... Continue Reading →

The “Should” List

It’s a simple conversation. They’re offering advice. “Oh, have you thought about taking a self-defense class?” “Are you streaming on Twitch?” “Have you found a doctor/church/gym/“insert a seemingly helpful suggestion here” yet?” And I always have the same answer: “I should do that.” Seems innocuous enough, right? Of course, I should do all those things.... Continue Reading →

How My Failed Relationship Changed Me (In A Good Way)

First of all, I’m back on the blog! I took a break over Christmas to revamp the website and that turned into a nearly 6 month hiatus. What you didn’t know is that before I took a temporary break for website designing, I’d been struggling to write here on the blog for a few months.... Continue Reading →

A Year of Thanks (and Giving) // A Poem

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! And welcome to the holiday season! This time of year is filled with so many wonderful memories for me, but as someone who suffers from depression, it's also a particularly hard time as I struggle to separate the happiness and nostalgia from the anxiety and the clouds. I tried to capture some... Continue Reading →

Make Me a Robot

I had the privilege of seeing one of my favorite YouTubers in concert over the weekend, and it reminded me once again why I love Tessa Violet so much and how she inspires me.  So in the spirit of inspiring others, I thought I’d share some of her wisdom with you. Tessa’s a bit of... Continue Reading →

Art, Depression, and Monsters of the Mind

I started a blog yesterday that was pretty honest and raw about the rough time I’ve been having with depression recently. But it was SO raw, that I was a little afraid to continue writing it and post it. You all know I’m an advocate for honesty in my blog and vlog, but I think... Continue Reading →

Color Me Stress Free: A Mental Health and Art Initiative (A Special Preview!)

  Today is a very special day for you Imagining Happenings blog readers! I’m going to give you access to an unlisted video on my channel and a preview of an initiative I’m really excited about doing but am not quite ready to launch into the world just yet. It’s called Color Me Stress Free,... Continue Reading →

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