First Tattoo!

So I finally did it. I got my first tattoo! After having talked about getting a tattoo for a while now, I finally mustered up the courage (and Chérie also pushed me toward it) to do it. I found a minority owned tattoo shop in a hipster city here in the Pacific Northwest, and found […]

3 Year Anniversary of Therapy

April 22nd 2018 marked my third anniversary for starting therapy. It’s been 3 years since I decided to take life by the rein, and actively work on my mental health. It has been life changing, and I’m truly all the better for it. It was (and still is) rough some days, but I had an […]

Recovery

Recovery takes time. If no one else has told you that before, let me be the first to tell you that. I still can’t believe it’s been 2 years since the process of my recovery began, and though I have made huge leaps and bounds in my progress, I also know that I have a […]

Emotional Abuse – Being Made to Feel Ugly

When friends used to tell me that I was experiencing emotional abuse, I would laugh because in my mind, it was absurd. I consider myself an intelligent, and independent woman. How could I be emotionally abused? I’m not like those women who stay in a battered relationship. I’m not needy, or worse… Weak. I can’t be […]

A Happier Person

I don’t remember the exact date, as I have a tendency of blocking unpleasant things out of my memory, but I think I’m at a one-year mark since my “official” divorce. I used the quotation marks because that was when the court actually mandated the divorce, but I was separated from the Ex months before […]

Of Being Happy and Mindful

I am happy today. I am so happy that my anxiety, and depression are temporarily gone from my awareness. It’s different. Something else is different too. For the first time in my life, I am not afraid to say that I am proud of the fact that I am happy. I don’t have to make excuses […]