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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Happy New Year!

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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

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

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

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

Meet Clara: My Beautiful New Doll From the Denver Doll Emporium

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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

A Tiring Dream

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I’ve talked about this in the past in my posts My Zoloft Nightlife and Sertraline: The Good and the Bad, but I’m going to bring it up again because it is such a strange thing that happens to me almost every night!
I take sertraline 100 mg to help with my symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).   Continue reading

Check Out My Recent Interview With Blogger Bhoke Mtatiro

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Hello everyone!

Hope your Monday went well.  I just wanted to share with you an interview that I recently did for a fellow blogger, Bhoke Mtatiro at bhokemtatiro.com.  She a beautiful lady with a lovely blog and I’d love for her to check it out.

Click on the picture below to read the interview: Continue reading