Getting Through the Holidays

It's been a little over four months. Somehow it feels like a lifetime ago, maybe because those four months were the craziest of my entire life and time has flown faster than I ever could have imagined. I still think of Shane every day, but my good days now outnumber the bad ones. I choose … Continue reading Getting Through the Holidays

What Is It Like To Have Mental Illness?

I'll tell you what it's like. It's the freaking worst. It's exhausting. It's not an easy thing to explain to those who don't have it, because it's a feeling that others simply may have never experienced. While some of us can manage it effectively, it never really goes away.   Last week I was having … Continue reading What Is It Like To Have Mental Illness?

Living Alone is Overrated (for me, anyway)

About a year and a half ago I was living by myself for the first time ever after separating from my now ex-husband. I had lived with my family up until the age of 19, then with roommates through college, and then moved in with my ex immediately after graduating. It's all I knew and … Continue reading Living Alone is Overrated (for me, anyway)

A Moody, Blue York State of Mind

Oh, hello blog! Long time, no write. I see you haven't changed a bit.   The past month has just royally sucked, which is why I've had neither the energy nor the interest to write about anything positive. I almost forced myself to post a recipe about a week ago, but for some reason it … Continue reading A Moody, Blue York State of Mind

Sometimes You Just Need to Netflix & Chill (Literally)

As much as I like to think I have my life under control, once in a while I'll have a setback. This past week was one of those times.   Without getting into too much detail, for several days last week I was super emotional, depressed and unmotivated. I felt so guilty about this, because I usually … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need to Netflix & Chill (Literally)

My New Tattoo: Turning a Negative into a Positive

So I got a new tattoo this past weekend! I've been wanting this tattoo for a good couple of months and I got it for a very special reason. This is my second tattoo (picture below of my first badass sister tat, which hurt like crazy). But before I get into the tattoo itself, I want … Continue reading My New Tattoo: Turning a Negative into a Positive

Why Mental Health Matters & How to Manage It

This will likely be the most honest and exposing blog post I ever write, but I feel an urge to write it in the hopes that it can help even just one other person. I'd like to preface this by saying that this isn't meant to be a sympathy or pity post, but rather one … Continue reading Why Mental Health Matters & How to Manage It