[Re-Plug] Addicted to Language Learning??

I did a screenshot of this exercise mostly because it made me laugh. But also to show you what Duolingo, the language learning app, looks like. The app turns learning a new language into a more interactive experience. But what sets it apart is how it rewards you and challenges you like a game. SoContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Addicted to Language Learning??”

[Re-plug] I did a Yoga Sequence for the First Time in 10 months

I haven’t regularly practiced yoga in a year. I did a very simple sequence today for better posture that was only ten minutes. I had done all the poses with ease in my previous yoga life. Halfway through, I felt like quitting. All evening, I’ve felt the corrected muscles in my back ache slightly. ItContinue reading “[Re-plug] I did a Yoga Sequence for the First Time in 10 months”

[Re-Plug] A Step in the Right Direction

My eating habits have been embarrassing and a source of guilt for me over the past few months. Though I’ve made plenty of good choices, it’s never good enough to shut up the inner critic. If I were listening to that inner critic, they would tell me this meal still isn’t good enough. But it’sContinue reading “[Re-Plug] A Step in the Right Direction”

Look, it’s a metaphor!

I don’t often find poetry in every day life. In fact, people who do that annoy me. But this really struck me. The seeming battle between the storm and the peace, between darkness and light. My recovery has mirrored this battle. Fighting the darkness with light. Keeping the storm at bay while hanging onto the rays of hope. StillContinue reading “Look, it’s a metaphor!”

[Re-Plug] Self-care is self-improvement

When I began the Unplug Initiative, it was with no rigid goals or quotas in mind. I didn’t have an agenda, but I knew I didn’t want to waste my life on Tumblr for 5 straight hours, either. Then recovery got legit. 12-step program, therapy, intense breakup. Massive crying sessions, severe emotional pain. Suddenly, I was wroughtContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Self-care is self-improvement”

[Re-Plug] Things I’m Learning in Recovery

Throughout the course of this blog’s vague direction and scattered postings, I have been in trauma therapy and a 12-step recovery program. There are hard days, there are impossible days, and there are days that make me feel like I really can do it. Unfortunately, it’s not linear. Here are just some of the thingsContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Things I’m Learning in Recovery”

How I Realized that I Don’t Have to be an English Major

Ever since I was a kid, writing in little composition books and typing up stories in Word Document 1996, I knew what I was going to do with my life. Friends and family alike praised my writing ability. Writing was far from my only interest, but no one was praising the collages I had pastedContinue reading “How I Realized that I Don’t Have to be an English Major”

Been in therapy

  Working on my emotions, history of trauma, and sexual addiction. This was my last homework assignment. It felt odd and foreign. Voices in my head told me, no, you’re none of these things. They laughed that my name was even attached. But I still did it. And I didn’t listen to the haters. I,Continue reading “Been in therapy”