April 2017 Updates

Hello everyone!

It has been about 6 months since I’ve last written.  I haven’t forgotten about my blog, just have had a lot of different things going on in my life that have taken up most of my attention.  I do, occasionally, like to add a few updates just to keep it a little lively.

I will start out by saying that nothing major has happened in my life in the past 6 months, but then again sometimes it’s the little things in life that build up to the biggest changes.   Continue reading

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October Updates

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. 

Megan 

No More Meds!

Hello everyone 🙂

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

Long Absence

Hello everyone,

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

SweetNDoll BJD Box Opening

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

MSD Basic Halter Top Crochet Pattern

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

Happy New Year!

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

My Interview with Alen Standish at Inner Effort Podcast

Hello my dear friends 🙂

I was recently asked by Alen Standish at Inner Effort, a site and podcast, to do a podcast interview.  I was really nervous to do this, but was so happy that I actually did it!  I just listened to it myself and it actually turned out really well.  It’s very professional and well put together 🙂 Continue reading

I’m Coping

I have been coping remarkably well with the change in seasons this year.  The transition from summer to fall happened really slowly for us and I still don’t even really feel like it’s been that cold.  I’m not sure what that means for later on in the winter, probably it will be a long and cold one, but so far so good.  I’ve found a new hobby, if you couldn’t tell.  I’ve been getting in touch with my inner kiddult and am finding how much I enjoy collecting dolls.  I actually just got one back today from getting its face painted and I’ll very happily show you it sometime this week. Continue reading