Chronic Illness And Fear

I’m writing this in the midst of a terrible fibromyalgia flare-up, so forgive me if it’s not the most coherent. As I was laying on my couch this morning, struggling to find a comfortable position that didn’t exacerbate the pain, I was thinking about how scary it can be to live with a chronic illness.Continue reading “Chronic Illness And Fear”

A Much-Needed Life Update

Oh boy, where do I even start? This last year has been A YEAR, let me tell you. Not only because of the panini. You know what I mean by that. I have been on quite the personal journey with my health. It doesn’t seem like it’s slowing down any time soon. I’m trying toContinue reading “A Much-Needed Life Update”

The Blurred Lines Between Strength And Weakness

This has been a rough week for me for many reasons. Yesterday, I found myself fighting the urge to cry all morning. I started work as I normally do, and then it just hit me. I couldn’t fight it or control it. I just burst out in tears and cried and cried and cried. ItContinue reading “The Blurred Lines Between Strength And Weakness”

What’s Been Going On…

2020, QUIT PLAYING! What a rollercoaster this year has been for everyone. Can you believe we’re almost 6 months in? I bet that everything feels like a blur to you too, where we’re kind of just existing right now. I hope you’re all safe, practicing proper social distancing and hygiene, and taking care of yourContinue reading “What’s Been Going On…”

Do We NEED To Cry?

I used to be that girl who cried for EVERYTHING. It was one of the things that people knew me for. I don’t think I really knew how to regulate my emotions back then and crying was the only way to release those things. Now, I get surprised something at how things that used toContinue reading “Do We NEED To Cry?”

I’m Scared Everyone Hates Me

My anxiety is dominated by a lot of fear. I have a lot of fears, both rational and irrational. One fear I’ve had for a long time, even before I knew I had anxiety, is that everyone hates me. I recently discussed this with some of my co-workers, as I have really awesome people IContinue reading “I’m Scared Everyone Hates Me”

The Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Sometimes when I talk to people about how my anxiety makes me think, they don’t quite get it. Thoughts are something that most people can control, and therefore, it’s hard for people to understand intrusive and self-destructive thought patterns that don’t just go away. I sometimes wonder if I’m alone in this, but when IContinue reading “The Physical Symptoms of Anxiety”