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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
For years, I have admired collector’s dolls, such as ball jointed dolls (BJD) and Pullip dolls. I’ve only recently stumbled across Blythe dolls and have fallen in love with them too. As a child, I had SO many Barbies, baby dolls, and porcelain dolls. I miss those times. My mom actually still has my porcelain dolls, I think 🙂 I’d like to see what they look like sometime. Continue reading
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