Trigger Warning: sexual assault This is an open letter to my fellow survivors. I see you. I see you working hard every day to continue living your life. I see you trying to forget, trying to move on, trying to move past. I see you having days, bad ones and good ones. I see you… Continue reading To my fellow survivors
I don't know why it's taken me 23 years to start applying this concept to my life...
And as anyone with major anxiety knows, time in your own head is not always a blessing...
Making friends as an adult is weird...
This is something I have been thinking about for a while now, and I'm still unsure of how best to phrase my thoughts
(who still asks her mom to come to doctors' appointments)
So, what is the warrior narrative?
Even in times of great uncertainty, there are always little moments of happiness
This is a stressful time. But together, we'll make it through
First, I would like to say, for all you healthy folks out there, please relax. Yes, we should be taking this outbreak seriously, but stockpiling soap and toilet paper is not rational. Did you never wash your hands before this? Frankly, the fact that it took a new virus to make you think about washing… Continue reading On Living with a Chronic Illness During the COVID-19 Panic
To my friends...
"Congratulations! You've been here for a year!" Holy cheese balls.
I'm not sure how it'll feel after I tell all the intimate details to strangers on the internet... but I'm saying all this to make a point. So here we go.
https://youtu.be/nF5qZ7KiVsI Twin Talk is Alex's Youtube channel with her twin sister! Check out her latest video!
As I write this, I’m still debating whether to post it. This blog has sort of become a public diary in a way, expressing thoughts and feelings I wouldn’t dare to say aloud. I don’t typically share my deep feelings. My friends and family all know me really well, and I don’t hide things from… Continue reading The Truth, the Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth
To my Friends, Family, and Loved Ones, Hi there. It’s been a while since we’ve talked. Not chatted, we do that a lot, but really talked. How are you? How are you really doing? Tell me all the ups and downs, the hopes and worries, the dreams and aspirations. Fill me in on life. I’m… Continue reading An Open Letter
Hi friends and family! One of the best things about this blog is that not only can all of my friends and family stay updated on the many things happening in my life, it has also opened up a space for a great spoonie community! I had the opportunity a couple of months ago to… Continue reading Invisible Conversations
Hello friends and family! Happy spring! The change of the seasons is always one of my favorite times of year. The clouds go away, the sun comes out, I feel lighter as I manage only depression and not seasonal depression, the flowers bloom, the birds sing. When the seasonal depression goes away... This change of… Continue reading Talking About It
Hello Friends and Family! For those of you who don’t know, I have recently arrived in South Korea! I’ve spent the past week in quarantine and have 7 days left before I can leave. Quarantine isn’t too bad, though the lack of face-to-face interaction has been a little rough. I’ve made it halfway through with… Continue reading Quarantine Tips and Tricks
Right now I’m doped up on Benadryl, fading in and out on the couch watching HGTV As normal as this sounds (at least for me) this is new. I’m allergic to a few things: cats, dust, the growing stupidity of this nation, but usually my reactions are mild. A bit of sneezing, watery, itchy eyes,… Continue reading Allergic to Life
Thanks to an amazing artist friend, Patricia, we now have new cartoons for WorryWarrior! Please take a moment to check out her instagram: @patriciabattles