Depression and Free Time – The Importance of Building Your Own Schedule

I have Major Depressive Disorder, and man, free time is so hard for me to handle. When I’m at my internship with a list of set tasks to work on and a busy schedule of clients, paperwork, and meetings, I really thrive. My brain doesn’t have time to wander, I don’t have time to be […]

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Rambling thoughts on a Thursday

Ugh… It’s been a long, long couple of months. I finally got through the end of the semester by what feels like the skin of my teeth. I’m behind on my internship hours and feeling so exhausted and unaccomplished.. But is that me or the depression talking? Sorry, it’s been a long time since I’ve […]

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Small victories

Despite having a pretty good weekend catching up with friends, I still woke up this morning feeling like I got zero break from work at all. I woke up on time, but dang was it hard to get myself out of the house. It was definitely one of those days when I didn’t think I […]

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Wednesday Musings

I don’t have a deep or insightful article for you today. Just some thoughts on how challenging this degree is for me these days, now that I’m in my internship. I did the math today and discovered that I’m way further behind on my hours than I thought I was. Like, I’m 1/6th of the […]

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Resilience – A Personal Perspective

If you search “resilience” on Google, these are some of the things you’ll find: A dictionary definition of the word, stating that resilience is ” the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness,” or ” the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.” A Psychology Today resource that links to […]

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2019 Has Been a Hell of a Year

This may sound a bit cliche, but I can’t believe it’s already October. Months have come and gone in the blink of an eye, and I’m a semester and a half away from graduating with my Master’s degree. It’s been about 1 year since I finally admitted to myself and my (then) husband that I’m […]

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Side Effects and Gratitude

This is one of those mornings where I’m up so early my night-owl soul is dying inside. I barely got a wink of sleep. My legs hurt all night and my girlfriend’s cat decided to appear and disappear in 1 hour intervals starting at midnight. Guess who he wanted to cuddle with? My legs have […]

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What I’m learning from individuals in recovery from addiction

It’s about the midpoint of my first semester of internship. Finally, I’m settling into a routine – I’m getting used to my clients and the clients and staff are getting used to me. One thing I’ve already noticed is how much relief I feel to have ended up where I’m at. I’m going to be […]

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