True Life: I am an Actual Person

It has been a long time coming, but I thought I would reveal a little more about myself. I have been feeling a little disconnected, especially when no one actually knows my name; that's my own fault, there is a sense of safety in anonymity. Another factor is, much to my surprise, I now have [...]

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10 Everyday Victories for your Mental Health

I know for me when my mental health is not in the best shape, ordinary tasks seem futile. The motivation is nonexistent and to be fair, why should I care about my settings when I feel terrible? In the end, our environment tends to reflect our mental turmoil. There are days when something as simple [...]

F-r-i-e-n-d-s: Protect Your Energy

Some friendship can be draining. Make sure you protect yourself and your energy.

September 2018: Thrills and Exhaustion

I cannot believe September is almost over! I tend to lose track of time, but I do feel I blinked in July and suddenly October is knocking. This month, in particular, has been filled with new experiences and wonders; I am honestly exhausted and I could use a solid two weeks' slumber. I would also [...]

Lessons From a New Tattoo

“Dude, life’s too short to take yourself and your skin too seriously.” -Andy, Aart Accent tattoo Last week, we took a short vacation to New Orleans. It was our first time! Of course when everyone thinks of NOLA, they typically imagine Mardi Gras or Bourbon Street; beads, boobs, and booze. Fortunately, I strategically planned our [...]

You Are Not Alone

You're born into this world alone and you'll die alone. You know that statement is entirely false, right? I usually hear this when someone is trying to sound profound; sometimes, it is used as justification for failed relationships. In reality, you came into this world literally connected to someone else. What happened between then and [...]

Flawesome and Jetsam

The lovely Sophia Ismaa nominated me for her newly created Flawesome Award. Sophia is such a positive person and her blog is definitely one you want to follow, especially if you love books and apt social commentary. The Flawesome award is meant to recognize our individual flaws. We all have them and they make us [...]

This One Time, I was in a Car Accident…

On this day last year, I was in a car accident. Just thinking about it now makes my head hurt. I was driving home, only 4 blocks away from my apartment, when a speeding car completely ran the stop sign and crashed into me. I remember seeing a man standing on the corner, walking his [...]

#AdultGoals

I am an adult! I am saying it more to convince myself than anything else. I do adult things like work and pay bills, but there has to be more to it than that. I do not even like those things, they are really draining. I am still early on in my adulting journey, I [...]

An Anxious Kid, All Grown Up

Before I could give it a name to it, I exhibited signs as of being an extremely anxious child. My parents would tell my teachers I was very shy and needed more time to warm up. I had regular stomachaches, was irritable, sensitive, and hardly spoke. My first-grade teacher did not think I could read [...]