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

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Long Absence

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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

I’m Coping

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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

I Actually Love October

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I forgot how beautiful October is.  This is probably the only month in the “colder” months that I like.  I live in a place where we have many beautiful, changing trees this time of year.  My city is surrounded by state forest on all sides, so it’s really gorgeous right now.  I’m definitely sad about summer being over, but it’s still very warm right now and there isn’t much humidity, so it’s more enjoyable to be outside.  K and I decided to go to the golf course yesterday, where I took the leaf pictures.  Continue reading

A Rough Day

Today was not a good day for me and my anxiety.  We had an epic battle.  There are sick people at work and while I like this people and consider them my friends, I can’t get past the illness.  I expected that she was coming back to work today, so I took an Airborne tablet and a multivitamin beforehand.  Even if those things don’t do anything, they make me feel better.   Continue reading

#HappinessHappens

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This month is “Happiness Happens” month and I was asked by Shari’s Berries to write a post inspired by what makes me happen day in and day out. Continue reading

Don’t Wish Your Life Away

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Each year that the fall semester of college begins, I feel older and older.  I still live in the city where I went to college because K is still studying and I just love this city. It’s absolutely wonderful and is just full of life and culture. Continue reading

400 Posts Later

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I just realized today that I have written over 400 posts on this blog.  I have never written that much of anything in my life, so I feel like that’s a pretty big accomplishment for me.  I honestly can’t believe I’ve kept up with my blog for over 3 years now. That’s longer than anything I’ve ever committed hobby-wise. A lot of first for me, apparently.   Continue reading

All the Places I Would Go

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Hello everyone,

I am really looking forward to taking a short trip with my mom to Chicago this weekend.  We haven’t been on a vacation together in a long time and we are mostly going to go shopping at some neat places in the Chicago area and we’ll be staying up there as well.  It’s going to be really fun.   Continue reading