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Sometimes I don’t know where I get the strength to go out into the world. I have days where it feels like everyone startles me. My chest pounds the whole … Continue reading Learning to Accept the Small Victories
How Sharing My Traumatic Stories Helps Me Heal I never realized I was struggling with mental illness until I started having panic attacks. A month passed before I realized these … Continue reading How Sharing My Traumatic Stories Helps Me Heal
The ambulance came, and it was a big thing. I couldn’t breathe, and I was hyperventilating so bad I almost passed out. I spent the night in the hospital. When my social anxiety had hit its peak for the first in years, it became clear what things worked. I still don’t know precisely why my social anxiety began to spiral.
We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same. – Trent Shelton This is a letter to anyone who has been recently … Continue reading When Things Don’t Sparkle Like They Used To
For over a year and a half, we went through more fertility treatments, each time ramping them up and exposing my body to more drugs/stronger drugs. Finally, my husband and … Continue reading My Dark Days of Infertility: Part 2
If you have ever ridden a roller coaster, you understand the excitement and fear that courses through your mind and body as you burst through the track. You experience such … Continue reading Introduction
An Update on my Panic Attacks I have been working as hard as I can to prevent the panic attacks that I have been dealing with on a weekly basis. … Continue reading How Panic Attacks Have Ruled 2018
I learned from another blogger that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I think many of us with mental health concerns find the stigma around it to be truly terrifying. … Continue reading The First and Last of the Dark Days
Wow. How did I get here? I haven’t written much lately on my blog. I have had little energy in April to focus on the things that I need to … Continue reading My Longest Depression Cycle of 2018
My Thoughts in Recent Weeks Am I meant to be alone in this world? I have pondered this question lately. Donate to Publish My Memoir PayPal I am mostly talking … Continue reading Am I Meant to be Alone?
I thought this would be a great blog post to write. In my social anxiety life, there are things that I use (avoidance behaviors), and I wanted to write what … Continue reading 10 Things the Bipolar Writer is Afraid Of