Lifestyle, Months in Retrospect

October in Retrospect

*blinks furiously at the passing of time* I just wrote September in Retrospect. How did this happen.

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For all of the things I wanted to do this month (from carving pumpkins to getting started on my Christmas shopping to surpassing 200 blog followers), October was so not productive. But that’s okay! It was still a mostly great month.

HIGHLIGHTS REEL

  • Read a few books
  • Went to a kids’ Halloween party
  • Saw Queens of the Stone Age and Royal Blood live
  • Raised over $400 for Puerto Rico
  • Went for a 6-mile walk
  • (Not great, but…) my great gramps passed away

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Tuesday: Notes for Followers, Weekly Goodies

To My Granny

Happy Tuesday! Here’s this week’s letter. This one’s to my granny, as she is my most consistent follower and biggest supporter. ❤

As a reminder, here is the schedule for 100 Notes for 100 Followers:

19 September – Racheldone
26 September – AfroIrish done
3 October – Cindy – done
10 October – Shaz
17 October – Grace
24 October – Jules
31 October – Rachel (Shed52)
7 November – Little Lion

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Mental Health

The Cycle of Anxiety and Depression

“Are you afraid of anxiety and depression?”

Jonny and I are sitting at our dining room table (read: our card table, decorated with a pretty white and turquoise tablecloth, located in the section of apartment designated the dining room despite its lack of room-indicating walls). We’re talking over empty plates, too full to move from the fold-able chairs to comfortable seats.

Content Warning: anxiety, depression, overcompensation

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Lifestyle, Mental Health

Stressed? Cry at Walmart.

Other than retrospective posts about where Jonny and I have traveled, I want to share things about my day-to-day life with you. I keep thinking about the best way to do that — where do I start? — and settling on nothing. It’s a struggle for my voice and my footing, grounding myself at a certain point and just going. So, without a well-crafted transition…

I feel like I’ve spent the past two years trying to put all of the pieces of our lives together, and that stress resulted in me having an emotional breakdown in Walmart last week.

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