Reaching the Light

Note from Laura: This post was not written by me. It was written by a very close friend of mine, who is going through a hard time. In the interest of supporting her and supporting lessening the stigma surrounding talking about mental health, I’m sharing it here, with her permission, and actually at her request.Continue reading “Reaching the Light”

Get it right, get it tight

So. The running thing? It’s not really happening anymore. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s rewind a little, shall we? A few months ago I’d hit a bit of a rut at the gym. I had gotten to a point where I dreaded going because it was the same old stuff every time. WalkContinue reading “Get it right, get it tight”

So, winter sucks.

Bears have it right, y’all. They sleep all winter. I could get down with that. Because winter is the shittiest of all seasons. This one’s been pretty bad, too. Gray and gloomy outside almost every day, cold AF (I can no longer afford to have a social life due to increasing costs of my electricContinue reading “So, winter sucks.”

You think I’m sleep? I ain’t sleep.

When I was younger, I could sleep hard. I slept all the time and it was hard to wake me up. I slept through the worst thunderstorms. Also, fun family events. Sometimes outdoors. Exhibit A: Exhibit B: (This one is from the Derby Festival’s Great Balloon Race one year and I obviously was real intoContinue reading “You think I’m sleep? I ain’t sleep.”

I did it all for the banana. And the Thanksgiving sides.

The night before, I got nervous. The morning of, I got real nervous. I think I went to the bathroom 11 times. And then I was nervous about being nervous because nervous poops. This is my life, y’all. I wore my new running leggings. I congratulated myself for choosing the long-sleeve shirt because it wasContinue reading “I did it all for the banana. And the Thanksgiving sides.”

Like riding a bike

David Sedaris has this great story about getting a Fitbit and basically how his OCD is mainly what keeps pushing him to not only hit his step goal but blow it out of the water completely. Give it a read after you’re done with this. I got a Fitbit last Christmas. I’d been having troubleContinue reading “Like riding a bike”

Wherein I was an angry elf for a lil bit

There are a LOT of fun side effects to having anxiety and depression simultaneously. 1. That thing where your legs almost never stop moving when you’re sitting still – If this helped my running at all, I’d be at a marathon level right now instead of 5K. 2. All of the thoughts all of theContinue reading “Wherein I was an angry elf for a lil bit”

When you think you’re OK

In the past 9 or 10 months, I have been happier than I can remember being anytime before that. Things are good for me. Good family, good job, good friends, good extracurriculars, I can afford all my bills including cable, etc., etc… Since I quit my previous job last June, I have tried to keepContinue reading “When you think you’re OK”

One Hundred and Eighty

A week from today marks three months since I quit my job and everything changed. Before June 1, 2015..I couldn’t tell you the last time I was legitimately, not-faking-it, seriously happy. I mean, y’all know. You’ve read this blog. How many times have I talked about my depression and anxiety and the toll it wasContinue reading “One Hundred and Eighty”

On hold.

That’s what I feel like my life’s kind of been like for a while now. Yeah, I’m moving forward-ish. Buying a condo was going in the right direction. But other than that? I felt like I was treading water. I was doing stuff, for sure, but wasn’t going anywhere. And in keeping with this waterContinue reading “On hold.”