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 →

‘This is Us’ Shines a Light on Anxiety Attacks

I’m a pretty naturally anxious person. There are times when it is manageable. But there are other times when it consumes my world. My first memory of it overwhelming me was when I was 11. I became so irrationally fearful of germs after a bad bought with a stomach virus that I could barely function.... 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 →

Sometimes It’s Hard to Be Thankful

From the moment you start recovering from your candy coma after Halloween, the Season of Thanksgiving begins. And it doesn’t end until January 2nd. For most, this should be a good thing, right? Who couldn’t use a little extra thankfulness and gratitude in their life? But for me, this time I tend to feel a... Continue Reading →

The Three Trains of Life

The president of my company made an analogy recently that really clicked with me and the kind of pressures I’m currently undergoing. He was praising our business at a fall luncheon/celebration for getting through all of our fall events with even less staff than ever, but it’s true on a personal level as well. He... Continue Reading →

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