As some of you know, I grew up in what can be considered a large family of 7 kids. I am the middle child. Which is a pretty amazing experience if you ask me. I have 3 older siblings to look up to and be motivated and inspired by and learn from. I also have … More 31 Lessons I Learned From Growing Up With 6 Siblings
When I have a lot of bad days, one way I help my brain to go back to normal is through art. Drawing has been a passion of mine since I was about 15. It’s kind of ironic, that it was about then that I started to notice that I would get nauseous when I … More Healing Through Drawing
I want to preface this post a little bit. I had an odd burst of inspiration last Friday and wrote this. It’s completely fictional. But it’s also a bit of a spin off of mental illnesses as if they were actually demons instead of just inside of you. I will say, this story is more … More The Fight to Live
I love this quote because it reminds me that no matter what problems you have in your life you can still make a difference in the world. There is no one in the world who can do what you can. For me, the measure of success is, how many people you can inspire and help. … More Quotes to Think About for June 2017
I get asked a lot what I want to do with my life since I’ve graduated High School. The truth is, it’s a long answer. The short is I’m not 100% positive. I’m still trying to figure that out. I’m not planning to go to college right now. I don’t know exactly what I’m going … More What are my Plans for the Future?
The week of Memorial Day 2016, 6 of my family members including myself, packed up and drove to a cabin in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I want to know something, why haven’t you visited here? The Blue Ridge Mountains are absolutely stunning. Hiking here is a great way to just relax and … More Why Haven’t You Visited the Blue Ridge Mountains?
Anxiety is weird. Anxiety makes me stress about everything. My least favorite sentence is “Just, calm down.” My thoughts are literally, “I’d freaking love to ‘just calm down’ or to ‘just not worry about it.’ People tell me a lot to not worry about what I can’t control. For me that’s like telling me to stop breathing. … More Confessions of an Anxious Brain (part 2)
What’s on my desk? This is what the desk that I use when I’m working looks like. (I know, it’s pretty boring and ugly, but whatever.) I guess I’m gonna get real in this post. The stuff I keep around me is kind of funny, but mostly just random. Starting on the left of the … More A Peep Behind the Scenes (What’s On My Desk?)
“2 things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.” -Anonymous- I love this quote because it reminds me what is important in life: When you have nothing, all you really have is your character. And out of your character, your patience is one of the most important … More What Truly Defines You?
A good day with anxiety. What does that mean? For me a good day means I was actually able to eat 3 full meals. When I’m in stressful situations and am having panic attacks I usually can’t eat. It’s honestly becoming almost normal for me to go up to 8 hours without eating when I’m … More What is a Good Day with Anxiety?