For every child of an alcoholic

Alcoholism is unfortunately quite common in the United States. Everybody at least knows someone who is an alcoholic, and a lot of people have alcoholic family members. If any of you are like me, you were one of the kids who had an alcoholic parent. It sucks, to say the least. Although I’ve grown and…

Stop romanticizing abusive relationships

One thing I will never understand is why it so popular to flaunt abusing your partner or vice versa. After being in multiple abusive relationships myself, that would be the last thing I would want. I don’t think people realize the severity of abuse in relationships. They think because it’s not physical, it’s not abuse….

My first few weeks as a pharmaceutical zombie

Just about a month ago I took a leave of absence from work so I could get my anxiety under control. My main goals were to see my regular doctor, a therapist and a psychiatrist. About a month ago my anxiety was the worst it’s ever been, I felt I was losing my mind. After…

New Year, Same old me? 

Well, after a couple months of feeling fairly decent about myself, I’ve fallen back into a similar pattern. I go see a therapist, start to work on things, feel a bit better about myself, so I stop going. I think I’m all better (joke’s on me). I had stopped going early fall thinking I was…

Things I do because of my social anxiety

Recently I’ve come to the realization that a lot of my weird habits, so to say, are because of my anxiety. They are things I have done for such a long time, I never realized there was a reason for it. I wanted to name a couple off, just to show others who may do…

Thank you anxiety, for letting me survive Black Friday

Well, that wonderful time of year has come, where everyone goes nuts over the Black Friday sales. Each year it amazes me more and more that so many people still do this, when you can literally order all of the sale items online. I guess some people just like the thrill, who knows. Somehow I…

Living with my wonderful friend, Anxiety

Well, here I am again, awake at night because my mind refuses to shut off. As I’m sure many of you with anxiety know, this is nothing out of the ordinary. It’s a daily (or nightly, in this circumstance) thing. I decided to write this in hopes that MAYBE, letting this out would give me…