Piece by Piece

I moved a few weeks ago, and it was quite the undertaking. Anyone who has ever moved (i.e. all of us), knows what a giant pain in-the-you-know-where it is. Seriously. Exhausting, time-consuming, expensive, and just plain annoying. I found unpacking for the second time in two years to be just as exciting as it wasContinue reading “Piece by Piece”

[Re-Plug] Things I Am Good At (Hint: Not Writing Lists Like This)

In the interest of building my self-esteem and developing the skill of self-validation, I made a list of things I’m good at. Ironically, it strongly brought to light one of my biggest flaws: perfectionism. Some entries are too wordy, while others aren’t descriptive enough. The answers are too erratic and span too broad of aContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Things I Am Good At (Hint: Not Writing Lists Like This)”

They Want Me to Find the Gray Area, but I’m Full-Blown Color

I once had a friend tell me, “scruples and you never got along well, did you?”. An ex-boyfriend told me that I did “no things by halves”. I never thought of myself as an extremist–all up or all down, all in or all out, passionate or totally apathetic, black or white. But maybe I am. The moreContinue reading “They Want Me to Find the Gray Area, but I’m Full-Blown Color”

My Perspective is My Reality

I’ve talked, at times, about fitness and health, recovery, and being productive. In fact, I’ve talked about a lot of topics, actually. Lately, I haven’t known what direction I really am going–on my blog or in my life. I’m here, there, and everywhere. I want to be fit and healthy. I want to be knee-deepContinue reading “My Perspective is My Reality”

I’m Going Nowhere; That’s Where I Came From Too

The title is a throwaway line from a poem I wrote a long time ago. It’s a good representation for how I feel right now. I can’t tell anymore where I’m going. It feels like I’ve always been on the road I’m on now, with no end in sight. There’s hasn’t been much re-plug in myContinue reading “I’m Going Nowhere; That’s Where I Came From Too”

[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”

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”

How Poverty Affects the Brain

How Poverty Affects the Brain   Just a random thought I had floating around in my head after reading an article yesterday. What does being poor do to you mentally? When you grow up with financial struggles that the middle class does not have, how does it affect you intellectually? The linked article is notContinue reading “How Poverty Affects the Brain”