Restlessly Restful Weekend

This weekend I am not letting my social anxiety win. I am leaving my house. For the whole weekend. Woohoo! Specifically, I am taking a mini-weekend trip to Milwaukee with my wife and some friends. And though I often prefer to rest and recover in the comfort of my own home, this restlessly restful weekend […]

Ranic Attacks

I have never suffered a full blown panic attack. However, I do sometimes suffer ranic attacks. Don’t know what those are? That’s okay, neither did spell check. Probably because I just made it up. Ranic attacks are a combination of rage and panic. They usually happen when I am stuck at work or stuck in […]

Does This Look Right?

My office is letting employees wear their favorite football gear today, a tip of the hat to the start of the NFL season. So, I dug out an old football jersey and put it on because it is a lot more comfortable than the normal business casual attire I’m supposed to wear. And don’t get […]

The Sound of Silence

I am lucky that I can wear headphones when I’m in my office, so long as there isn’t a client visiting that day. Music and podcasts are essential to helping me get through some of the more mundane parts of my job. Yet sometimes the headphones are simply a barrier between me and the rest […]

Sometimes Being Surrounded by People is a Good Thing

I write a decent amount about my social anxiety and the troubles I have at being surrounded by people. But being surrounded by people isn’t always a bad thing. When it is the right people that are surrounding you, that can make all the difference.  A common misconception about introverts is that we hate being […]

A Day of Rest

The last few weeks have been very busy, with some distinct highs (such as my vacation) and lows (such as issues that have popped up at work), but all together it has led to me feeling very burnt out and needing a day of rest where I can completely recharge. Today being Sunday, it seems […]

I Want to Be Part of Your World

Mental illness is incredibly isolating. It makes you feel like you are the only one who is struggling, the only one who doesn’t have your shit together. It seems like everyone else is so on top of the world while you are drowning. In some ways it makes me feel like Ariel wishing I could […]