One year ago today, 49 people were killed and 58 people who were wounded at the Pulse club in Orlando, Florida. Today, I wanted to take a moment to share some information with you about what happened. This is a sad, sad day in the LGBTQ+ community and across America in general. In fact, the…… Continue reading One Year Anniversary of the Pulse Tragedy.
Today, I’m going to tell you my step-by-step plan on how I am going to pull myself out of the slump of depression. It’s a simple plan, but it’s by no means easy. It’s going to be hard to implement these things in my life, but I think that, if I do, I will see some really positive results.
Before, I used a Moleskine notebook and a vast array of fancy pens to achieve the look I had. Now, I’ve completely changed the way I journal. I now use the Arc system, some printer paper, and a cheap rollerball pen.
I’ve been wallowing in self-pity all these months, just wondering how to get over this and get back to where I was before this depressive episode started. I’ve been thinking of myself as the victim. I’ve come to realize, however, that thinking of yourself as the victim in a situation like this is a toxic mentality.
For those who don’t know what a bullet journal is, this link will explain the very basics. If you’d like to learn more than that, I suggest checking out Kara from Boho Berry, Kim from Tiny Ray of Sunshine, and Pinterest. The way each person uses their bullet journal can be completely different. One person…… Continue reading Take a Photo Tour of My Bullet Journal!
Yesterday, I went home early. I was having a hard time staying at work because my anxiety was making me feel trapped. I have this problem a lot at work which is why I tend to miss so much. My FMLA accommodation is the only thing that’s saved my job (and my sanity) so far.…… Continue reading I Lost a Battle, But I’m Still Winning the War.
When I first started seeing Dr. H, she suggested that I prepare an emotional toolbox for when times get hard. When I’m in the middle of a panic attack or severe depressive episode, it’s hard to think of things I can do to calm myself down. I kind of just mentally flail around and freak…… Continue reading What’s In My Emotional Toolbox?