My #SecretAnxiety – the Unmastered Frontier

I’m fairly open about my bipolar – the depression and hypo-mania, and I’m beginning to theorize that this level of comfort correlates to a level of mastery I believe I’ve gained over it in the past few years. I’m theorizing this because I’m experiencing something new and I find it embarrassing when I know I…

Meditative Mantra Monday

Read, relax, breathe, repeat. You. Yeah, YOU. You got this. I believe in you. Live in the moment and you can do anything. Cheers, Jessie

The Flaw Finder

Learning While Adventuring When I said that my trip was “eye-opening” in my previous post, I was referring to a few experiences, this one in particular.  Let me explain. Things that I know about myself:  I can be pushy/bossy/stubborn/whatever you want to call it.  I can also be overly helpful when mayyyyybe someone didn’t even…

Biggest Lessons in Traveling Solo

Lesson One – Solo is not for me This may sound like a cop out but the biggest lesson I learned during my travels is that I prefer not to travel solo. **Let me preface this by saying that I’ve fluctuated between the independent and codependent behaviors since I was a kid.  It changes, I’m not…

Adventuring for the Introvert – My First Solo Trip

Whew!  I made it!  I am back in the swamp lands of Florida, just in time for tropical storm/tropical depression/hurricane Hermine, whatever she’s been upgraded-downgraded to now. I won’t go into details in this post, I’m still exhausted, but I wanted to let y’all know that I survived my very first solo vacation!!!  I was…

Swearwords as motivation

If you’ve read my blog in the last couple of weeks you may recall this post here:  It’s a Process – try, fail, succeed In that post I shared a lovely graphic that I made in the hopes of inspiring you to embrace failure. Well, after asking a representative at Canva if I could use swearwords…

Leadership 1 – because we’re not even in the double digits yet

Becoming a Leader Ok, so, I had planned to write out a lengthy blog post about how to blossom into the role of LEADER. . . However, I feel like that’s doing a disservice to you, my 30-something strong readership.  Perhaps you’re already a leader and you got this ish ON LOCK, or you’re a timid…

It’s a Process – try, fail, succeed

I made up another thing with words that I thought up. Word. That’s all I got for tonight.  I’m trying to write about leadership – which is a lot harder than my stream of consciousness!   PS – I make all of my little “things” via Canva – it’s an awesome website with tons of…

Leap then Look, When not to Consider the Consequences

BEST IDEA EVER!! I’ve always had a knack for carelessly jumping head-first into whatever grand idea I thought was The Best Idea Ever at any given time.  I would chalk this up to the poor decision making abilities that come with my bipolar, but this goes way back into childhood.  I broke my arm when I…

Chronic Loneliness – Is it or isn’t it?

Ain’t No Pity Party! Lemme preface real quick and say that this is no woe-is-me post, this is simply me indulging in my love of psychology and weird ability to observe then write about my own feelings.  Perhaps others have felt this way too and can relate, maybe even feel a little better about those…