Oh The Places I’ve Been

Yesterday I got a message about my 10 year college reunion. There are many reasons for me to say no. Many of these people I avoided when I was actually in college because that would have required me to be social (no thank, courtesy of my anxiety), and so it is hard for me to […]

A non-love letter to my mental illnesses

Dear Mental Illnesses, I want to say fuck you. I want to say that because of the dark and twisted ways you mess with my life, because of the lies you whisper lovingly in my ear, and because, especially on days like today, you make me feel alone and isolated, unworthy of the good things […]

Animals: At Least They’re Honest

I used to work in marine conservation and was once attacked by a shark. Just kidding, shark attacks are incredibly rare and statistically they have more reason to be afraid of us than the other way around. Shame on me for that little lie, but I was curious to see who read my last post. […]

My 10 Year Mental Health Challenge

So, if you’ve gone on social media recently you’ve probably seen people posting pictures of themselves 10 years ago and now. And even though there is nothing remotely challenging about that, they are calling it the 10 year challenge. Because apparently everything that goes viral has to be a challenge. But it led me to […]

So This Is Why Superman Never Slouched

I recently visited a chiropractor to get my back assessed. Now, I know that I don’t have the best posture in the world, so it wasn’t a great surprise when he said the x-rays showed my spine was slightly out of alignment and that it was likely caused by my posture. He then went on […]

Where the Wild Things Are

This past weekend I got the chance to take a quick weekend trip to Colorado. Over the course of my whirlwind weekend, I managed to squeeze in time for a brief hike with family. Given that later weekend events involved crowds and noise, things that typically stress my anxiety, my little trip into nature had […]