Questions and Answers

“Do you want to play trivia tonight?” The question was simple enough. I was fresh off my sojourn to Costa Rica, and I was ready to get back in the swing of things. I’d had no choice but to spend my summer in Central America, but it turned out to be one of the best […]

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The Reality of Mental Health

Sometimes, the things we can’t see are the hardest to grapple with. My family home was beautiful and brown, at least it was when we first moved in. It was a good-sized place, and my Dad had several pieces added to it to accommodate our growing family. I moved from a room at the front […]

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32 and going Strong(est)

4 years ago, I took a photo. In this photo, I’m wearing a black tank top with bright green lettering. I’m flexing my bicep, and I’m also smiling like I’m positively insane. I look like a tool. Those who saw it likely questioned my sanity. I knew what the reactions would be, but I took […]

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Forgive

It’s not always easy to brush it off. I’ve tried to write this post twice. It’s not that I don’t like what I’ve written, I just know that I can do better. I want to write the post that this topic deserves, as it seems more important than ever to be able to forgive others, […]

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Who You’d Want

I can’t offer much, but I can understand. My social anxiety has improved, but there are still moments when it makes itself known. It knows when I haven’t been paying attention to it, when I’ve let my guard down, and it strikes when I’m vulnerable, uncomfortable, feeling the least like myself. Those moments have decreased […]

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Acceptance

We have tremendous potential. I don’t know what I’m meant to do in life. I feel like there’s so much I haven’t accomplished, but when I look back, my experiences have been varied, and most of them have been memorable. I’ve had some strange jobs. I have two degrees (someone must have made a mistake), […]

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Behind

I sat down and got to work. Before my first session with my current therapist, I had to fill out some paperwork. I drove over to the building, made my way down the carpeted stairs to her office, and then it was time to fill out an intake form. I’m sure I’ve filled out this […]

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