As I mentioned in my last post, this time of isolation and staying inside has made many nostalgic feelings arise within me, and, the most pressing feeling of them all has been a yearning for how things used to be. In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s easy to try to escape the present and … Continue reading Romanticizing the Past
Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is the concept that I am very much a pessimistic optimist. I am someone who has pretty much consistently struggled with depression since I was a pre-teen, but I noticed something about myself—even while I’m depressed, I remain an optimist for others while simultaneously talking down to … Continue reading The Pessimistic Optimist
One year ago, I took the plunge and posted my first blog post on this website, desperately clinging onto hope that I would finally begin to live life intentionally and help others in the process. This past year has been the most humbling, healing, magical year I’ve ever had, and I’m so grateful you all … Continue reading Happy Anniversary!
As we all know, improving your mental health isn’t magic. You don’t just wake up healed—it’s a lifelong struggle, and you have to work harder than most to stay afloat most days. That’s why, in addition to therapy and meditation, I’ve made it a point to research different coping mechanisms that provide me relief and … Continue reading The Magical Gravity Blanket
I want to start checking in more regularly between posts—perhaps with each season, or whenever it becomes clear to me that an update is needed. I finally feel like I am getting back into the swing of things here. I am being as consistent as I can be at this time, and it feels good … Continue reading Spring Update! 🌸🌼
My entire life I wished for a group of friends who motivated me to keep moving forward, praised my successes, lifted me up through difficult times, and was equally the friend to me that I am to them. I know I am a good friend—I’m fiercely protective, loyal to a fault, and a great listener—but … Continue reading The Power of Friendship
I’m tired. Honestly, I think most of us are tired. I feel like being tired has become the societal norm—we run ourselves ragged, complain we’re tired, allow our bodies to rest a few hours, and then repeat the cycle until days turn into years of exhaustion. It’s not normal. It’s not cool. It’s not healthy. … Continue reading Refilling My Cup