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.
In my last post, I said I was going to delete Facebook altogether. So far, I’ve just deactivated it. Today, I want to take you through the steps I had to take and hoops I had to jump through to deactivate my Facebook. This is the first step. This is when the plug-pulling begins. This…… Continue reading The Process of Deactivating Facebook.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about my place in the digital world. What exactly am I doing with my social media? Am I using it wisely? Am I making it a tool for me to use or is it using me?
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.
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.
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?