It’s been awhile. Days go by and then weeks go by and before I realize it, months have passed. I apologize for neglecting my blog for so long. Oh well, life moves on sometimes and that’s ok.
I have been doing well, I think, now that I’ve quite taking medication. I’ve been learning how to cope with some of my issues without relying on any substance to numb it all. There are some things that have really been positive about this experience. I have lost about 15 lbs, which for me was the difference between being healthy and overweight for my size. I actually have the willpower to not overeat I’m honestly much happier with my appearance. I don’t have the endless appetite anymore and my blood sugar levels seem to be steady. I had so much trouble with blood sugar fluctuations and it made me really hungry all the time. As soon as I stopped taking sertraline, that issue totally stopped. I don’t know if there is a relationship, but it’s certainly something I’ve noticed.
The major negative is that I’m again grouchy more often than not. I have to be very aware of how and what I’m saying now. I was a much nicer person on medication. It’s a give and take I suppose. I just need to work on being less of a grouch all the time.
I have actually started writing fiction again, something I haven’t done for years. I don’t really like to talk specifics about what I’m writing because I feel like that will jinx it and I’ll never finish, but I have been planning and writing nearly every day. I’m proud of myself actually.
That’s what’s new with me. I’m off to read the comments I’ve been neglecting all these months.
In my last post, I mentioned that I have some kind of big news to share. Well, here it is: I’m officially medication free! It took a month, but I finally stopped taking sertraline (aka Zoloft) and my oral contraceptives (aka tri-sprintec) and I have not felt this great in years. I chose to stop medication because I felt it was no longer doing what I wanted it to do. Yes, it took the edge off, but eventually for me the side-effects outweighed any benefit I was experiencing anymore. I am now in a stable work environment with a cozy, daily routine, so my anxiety has been much better than it was when I was in college. Continue reading
I know I have been MIA for sometime now, but I have never been truly away. I’m always here, lurking around. Summertime is good to me. I have some major, personal news to share, but I’m working on a separate post for that. It is forthcoming, hopefully within the next few weeks. In the meantime, I wanted to write a review and host a giveaway for everyone that is hanging in there and who has always supported my little blog. I just want those of you who comment to know, I do read all comments even if it takes me a bit to reply.
Kawaii Box was very generous and asked me to review another of their monthly subscription boxes. I was happy to do so because this is one of my favorite subscription boxes out there! It’s fairly inexpensive and comes with tons of cute little things, most of which I’ve never even seen before. (Keep reading to the end for the giveaway)! Continue reading
I have been absent from blogging for months now. I think the last post I wrote was either in January or February. I haven’t felt like blogging, or writing at all in general. I have had way too much going on in my life besides blogging that it just kind of fell to the wayside. I recently moved to a much bigger space with nearly twice the square footage of my last apartment. Continue reading
Galina Schoettger, owner and creator of GGDollFashions on Etsy, is well known for her BJD fashion designs across Asia. She specializes in handmade, silk Kimono and Lolita Fashion for BJD, but also loves to create historical pieces as well. She creates BJD clothing for 1/3 sized dolls and 1/4 sized dolls. Recently, Galina has begun creating Mori fashion for BJDs. Continue reading
In the past 6 months, I have come to love doll collecting, something that I’ve actually done my entire life, but only recently got back into. I think they call this being a “kiddult”🙂 Or maybe it’s just weird. Call it what you may, but something I have come to realize is that I found how to use my imagination again and how to enjoy creating things again, which are things I haven’t been able to do since I was a kid. I hated that feeling of not being able to “play” anymore and really, really missed that awesome feeling of getting lost in another world like I used to when I played with dolls as a kid. When I was really small, I played with babies. Continue reading
I designed and wrote my first ever crochet pattern! I am so happy to share it with you all here. You can also find it on Ravelry.com.
If you create anything from this pattern, then I’d love to know and to see how it turns out for you! Continue reading
I have been taking a bit of a break from blogging lately. I have had zero interest in writing or even turning on my laptop. I think it’s partly because of the dark days of winter and because I’ve been working a lot on my crochet. I made this afghan for my mom for Christmas. Continue reading
As I mentioned in a previous post, I was sent a beautiful and unique anthro doll from Mimiwoo.com. An anthro doll is one that has human and animal features. This is particular doll is called Albu (Hujoo Albu) and was made in a special collaboration between Mimiwoo and Hujoo, a Korean BJD company that specializes in BJDs of different materials, not just resin. Continue reading