Relationships · Self reflection · Writing

Thoughts from a late night

There are a lot of things in transition. Still. I’m not complaining. Life is labyrinthine. Being flexible has always been a skill that I’ve tried to cultivate in myself.  In times like this, I think about storms.  Spending my formative years in Missouri, I saw a lot of storms, especially in the spring and early… Continue reading Thoughts from a late night

Self reflection · Writing

Breaking habits, forming new ones

Habits are funny things. There was a lot of research I got into about our habits several years ago that still sticks with me to this day. Back then, someone on NPR talked about the “power of three.” That the three-day “hump” of habit-kicking is often the hardest few days to power through, and then… Continue reading Breaking habits, forming new ones

Advice · Anxiety · Self reflection

My take: living with anxiety

  I’ve mentioned before that I have a social anxiety disorder. I’m not alone in the world. Approximately 15 million people over 18, or 6.8% of the United States, have been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder. If you look at all anxiety disorders, the statistic broadens to 40 million adults or 18% of Americans. And I… Continue reading My take: living with anxiety

Advice · Inspiration · Loss · Self reflection

On change, and things getting better

Back in my late teens and early twenties, I was quite judgmental in regards to other peoples pain and suffering. They don’t know what they’re talking about; I’d think. They have no idea what real stress or pain is. They have no idea how bad it can get, but I do. It took a few… Continue reading On change, and things getting better

Self reflection

Opinions are like…

opinion noun opin-ion Simple Definition:  a belief, judgment, or way of thinking about something: what someone thinks about a particular thing I don’t know exactly how this happened, but some years ago… possibly sometime around my emergence into “adulthood,” it became very important to me not to offend anyone. I still hold true to this.… Continue reading Opinions are like…

Divorce · Family · Loss · Self reflection

An anniversary of sorts

Last night, I asked my stepdad to help me wrangle a window air conditioning unit into my room. We haven’t experienced the top temperatures of Midwest summers yet, but sleeping was starting to get uncomfortable, and it was aggravating my recent bout of insomnia. In preparation for this, I moved everything off of and out… Continue reading An anniversary of sorts