Grief, Love, and Marriage: An Ode to 2017

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration Christmastime has always been my Dad's favorite time of year. Every year, we'd decorate the house together the day after Thanksgiving, turning it into a Winter … Continue reading Grief, Love, and Marriage: An Ode to 2017

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25 Things I Learned During the Best & Worst Year of my Life

(1) It's okay to go MIA for awhile, as long as you have someone to bring you back out.  Depression is a sneaky bitch and you need that person you can count on to check in with you. (2) Dogs are therapy. Go to the dog park more. Pet more dogs.  I have never felt … Continue reading 25 Things I Learned During the Best & Worst Year of my Life

Anxiety at Work, or, ‘Does My Boss Think I’m Crazy?’

As I've stated in previous posts, I firmly believe I've been dealing with an anxiety disorder most of my life, even though my diagnosis of anxiety and panic disorder did not come until my 20s. However, until I graduated from college and began working "real" jobs (I worked in customer service for many years before graduating), I never understood how big of a hurdle my anxiety would be in the workplace.