Romanticizing the Past

            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

The Pessimistic Optimist

            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

Happy Anniversary!

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!

The Magical Gravity Blanket

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

The Power of Friendship

            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

Refilling My Cup

            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

Projection

            I am the kind of person people tell themselves they want to make proud.             I am the kind of person who people put on a pedestal because they think I have myself together.             I am the kind of person who people withhold things from because they think I’m going to look down on them.             I … Continue reading Projection

The Fallacy of Being Well-Liked

            “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” is how the saying goes, right? Well, I believe that the same saying can sort of be applied to the fallacy of being well-liked. It’s awesome to be well-liked. It feels nice, makes people think you’re nice, and can make you think you’re a great person (you probably are, but … Continue reading The Fallacy of Being Well-Liked

The Sorry’s Unsaid

            The most beautiful thing about working on healing for yourself is realizing how one-sided forgiveness is. That sounds weird, right? Not really. Once you get away from the tendency to endure mistreatment and heartache because you want closure—closure is not something you need or are entitled to—you begin to work toward forgiveness from within. What … Continue reading The Sorry’s Unsaid