Why Not “Letting it Go” Is Okay

[This post was inspired by a friend of mine.] I hear it all the time.  Goddammit I say it.  I say it knowing what is really going to happen in my head:  "Let it go." Well, what if you CAN'T let it go? I bring this point of view from the 'mental illness of me' …

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Update from the Land of Us

To say it's been an easy few weeks would not be accurate.  With work and home, and the time leading into the holidays, it's been freaking exhausting.  Not the physical type of exhaustion either, lol. TeenThing is my mental illness mirror...as in she is more anxiety than depression.  I'm pretty sure this means we balance …

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Musings From a Mentally Ill Mother

So. It is one week past TeenThing's diagnosis. Into week 2 on her meds. So far nothing scary in the land of side effects. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it stays this way. I have been taking time to shuffle through the boxes I have compartmentalized, because let's face it, if I don't, …

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It’s My “Anniversary”!!! Sort of……

  So here we are. June. My mental illness and I have our official 6th year anniversary together. I choose to remember my descent down the rabbit hole for many reasons.  One being:  I have learned so much.  Knowing (finally) what/why/how my brain works has been monumental in so many ways. I know when I …

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My Life as a Single Mom: The Mom Brain

I can probably get a shirt that says "Permanent Mom Brain". Working, raising a child, avoiding the rabbit hole of depression, and trying to fit in my running/fitness takes up most of my time.  The blog has suffered a little bit lately because of this juggling act. I have had many ideas for posts.  I …

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Crappy Sleep, Training, and Yay Team Nuun!

It's been a bit of a go lately This week has been a full one of ups and downs, crappy sleep and some high level anxiety with a dose of blech. One happy thing that happened to me since we last sat around the bloggy campfire:  I am now a Nuun Ambassador for 2017!! I …

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