November 2019 Wrap-Up

It’s hard to believe that November has already come and gone. I know that everyone says this, but it really does feel as though 2019 is flying by. This past month, my reading was pretty disorganized. I struggled with depression and anxiety more than I have been recently, and as a result, I missed a lot of […]

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An Example of What Bipolar Disorder is Like

At least as far back as high school, I’ve dealt with severe depression, anxiety, and mood changes, but it wasn’t until this past year that I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The diagnosis didn’t lead to a cure for the disorder since there isn’t one, but it’s allowed me to notice the symptoms and […]

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Children’s Books I Grew Up On – Reviews & Reflections

I’ve mentioned many times on this blog that I grew up in a house of readers, always surrounded by books. I’m so thankful for that upbringing because I’ve loved books as far back as I can remember. Recently, I decided to re-read a few of my favorite children’s books and wanted to provide some brief […]

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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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Sugar-Free January – Week One

Last week, I shared that I was participating in Sugar-Free January and that I would be posting weekly updates about my progress. To sum the first week up, I’m craving all the sugar. I had expected to have sugar cravings the first few days, but I wasn’t expecting to literally be dreaming about sugar. The third night […]

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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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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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