I spend a lot of time sleeping because it’s better than looking into your face or looking at myself and seeing disappointment. I feel confused and alone. You never listen to me. I understand what you’re going through, more than you know. Those times where I hurt myself weren’t all accidents. I feel like a mansion infested with termites. I know you’re angry. I can’t … Continue reading The Things I Didn’t Say
There is a common misconception that being an introvert means you must have some form of social anxiety; the two terms are not interchangeable nor mutually exclusive. Introversion and social anxiety share some commonalities, but they do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. Being an introvert is a personality trait, while social anxiety is considered a mental health disorder. Extroverts, as social as they are known to … Continue reading No Chill: An Introvert With Social Anxiety
“Hey, girl!” No, not again. “Psst, I know you hear me. Don’t be like that!” “I am not opening my eyes, I refuse. Be gone!” “You’re funny.” This is the third night in a row. I just want to sleep. This little whisper in my ear is enough to make me stir and open my eyes. Begrudgingly, I do. “Hey, guess what?” No, thank you. … Continue reading AwkAnxAvg 6: Alarm Clock
TRIGGER WARNING This post and/or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. I have yet to meet a woman that does not take some form a precaution when entering the world. Despite our backgrounds, it is one of the factors that uniquely bond us. I do not leave the house without my small bottle of … Continue reading “Ladies, Watch Your Back!”
Some friendship can be draining. Make sure you protect yourself and your energy. Continue reading F-r-i-e-n-d-s: Protect Your Energy
“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 mini-vacay away from all that, I thought I could escape … Continue reading Lessons From a New Tattoo
It is interesting (it’s probably not) I went from being someone who barely uses a Facebook account to creating and maintaining a blog and twitter. Did anyone else see that coming? I certainly did not. I am not someone who has been quick to do anything, especially if it involves the internet. I like to maintain a semblance of privacy and I personally do not … Continue reading Really, Six Months? What’s My Appeal?