The Midwife of Mental Health

In a very surreal moment, the kind you only see in movies or on TV, I was sitting cross-legged on the floor of my across-the-alley neighbor’s apartment telling her boyfriend to shut his mouth as I tried to soothe her during a panic attack. I had just hung up her phone from calling her mom…

The White Rose

I promise I’ll be getting posts together on my trip – it’s been insanity since I returned!  A recent post on Facebook from one of my “conspiracy theory” friends caused a blind rage in me.  He posited that the Holocaust of Germany in the 30s-40s was fake.  After taking 4 hours to tour the National…

Perspective: Entitlement vs Gratitude

Here’s how I’m seeing things currently:  My apartment does not have central AC in Florida, I don’t get paid what I deserve, I was just told by my landlady that she’s selling my place, I have to take medications every day to be at a base level of happy, I go to bed alone, I’m…

Why I choose gratitude

This is only my second mobile post so forgive the brevity. I have a point I want to make though!  A sorority sister,  who I haven’t spoken to in 10-ish years, messaged me on Facebook last night and it just floored me.  “Hey Jessie! I know we haven’t talked in a while but i like…

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…

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…

Adventuring

I’m writing this brief little post from my aisle seat on the first flight of my August adventure.  I’ll be getting some training for work today and tomorrow then I’m off to a BIG CITY to explore – SOLO!  I’ve never vacationed solo so this will be an adventure.  I’m nervous and excited and terrified…

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…

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…