A Few Thoughts About Moving

If you’ve been wondering why there haven’t been any updates to Read Yourself Happy lately, it’s because my boyfriend and I recently moved. While we weren’t planning on moving, it ended up working out for the best – our leasing office decided that they wanted to renovate our unit, so they moved us into a much nicer […]

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How Two Little Comments Destroyed Me

I’ve written before about how I have a speech impediment, specifically a lisp and rhotacism. I wanted to talk a little bit more about that today, and about how two little comments led to my becoming severely depressed. While I did experience some bullying about the way I talk in middle school, I didn’t encounter […]

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My Bipolar Type II Diagnosis

At the beginning of last year, I started a new full-time job, one that had great health benefits. Previous to this, I had worked jobs that either didn’t offer health care or didn’t offer good healthcare. I’d gone most of my twenties without having insurance, which meant I had zero access to mental health care. Once I […]

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Blog Hiatus – I’ll Be Back on July 8!

To celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and some other stuff going on in my personal life, I’m taking a brief hiatus/vacation from blogging. I’ll be back on July 8th with a lot of new content! Have a great couple of weeks until we meet back here! I love y’all!

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Quick Note: Posting Schedule Change

Hey friends! I just wanted to let you know that I will not be able to post any content on Thursday, June 13. I’m working a 9am-11pm at my day job, and as such will not have any time to log onto the blog. Instead, I’ll be posting content on Saturday of this week to […]

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When Love of Literature Becomes Book Buying Obsession

I’ve written about my issues with anxiety and depression on this blog before, but I want to talk about a specific problem that arose out of my depression that I wasn’t aware of until recently. I’m a bit ashamed of it, but I’m proud of myself for being aware of the issue so that I […]

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Introducing My Bookstagram!

I’ve been wanting to set up a book-centric Instagram account for a while, and I finally dived in this week! Read Yourself Happy – Instagram It’s just getting started, but I’ll be posting around two to three bookish pictures per day! I’ll also be hosting a giveaway when I get to 1000 Instagram subscribers. I’m […]

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Sugar-Free January – Week Two

At the beginning of the month, I announced that I would be going sugar-free for the month of January in an attempt to detox a bit from all the sugar I’d starting eating. Last week, I shared my thoughts at the end of the first week, which can basically be summed up with: I noticed […]

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I Have a Speech Impediment

I’ve been wondering for a while if this is something that I wanted to write about on my blog. Even though Read Yourself Happy is a blog about books and wellness, the way I talk has had a very large impact on my life and is one of the things that made me fall in […]

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A Look Back on 2018 and My Goals for 2019

2018 has been an exciting year for me. I moved in with the love of my life, Ian, and living with him has been even more fun than I could have imagined. I started Read Yourself Happy which has given me a hobby and community that I never want to do without. I started a new job […]

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How a Single Trip to the Library Changed My Life

I had a really rough time in high school, as do many people. I was horribly depressed, had crippling social anxiety, felt like an epic loser, and fantasized about suicide. At a time when I really should have been in therapy or on anti-depressants, I had no outlet for my building stress and no one […]

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Reader Survey: Help Me Improve Read Yourself Happy

The end of the year is always a time of reflection, and as such it’s a great time for me to reflect back on the first several months of Read Yourself Happy and where I want the blog to head in the next year and beyond. My original goal for the blog was to combine […]

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November 2018 Wrap-Up

November was a bit of a stressful month for me. As I mentioned in a post at the beginning of the month, the anxiety and depression medication I was on was making things significantly worse and I was really struggling with staying motivated and positive. Fortunately, I’m currently on a different type of medicine and […]

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A Quick Life Update

For the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much as I normally would. My goal for this blog was to post something at least once a day since there are always things to talk about in the book world. That is still my goal, and one that […]

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