I brought my same bad habits to my new work. I’ve been tutoring online and in person since the summer, because I wanted to have some way to contribute to household expenses as well as have purposeful work to do each day. It’s been going okay. But it’s definitely not what I thought it would … Continue reading Breaking Bad Habits
It’s rare for me to have an anxiety or OCD crisis nowadays. I see my therapist regularly. I have a medication regime that on the whole is working. I have changed a lot of things in my life to support my mental health. All of these things keep me fairly on an even keel. However, … Continue reading Anxiety Sneaks Up on Me
I found out today that there is a high school reunion scheduled for September. I’ve been cordially invited to stay with a friend of mine from high school (and one of the only people I want to and can bear to talk to from high school). Thankfully, it was over facebook message so I could … Continue reading Trying to Respond to My Ten Year High School Reunion Invite with Mental Strength
I am in the camp of people that thinks naps are one of the best things ever invented. I love the feeling of afternoon sun on my face, the quiet that is the late afternoon, and the bliss of laying down, taking a screen break, and waking up less tired and achy. Always less achy. … Continue reading Why Everyone — the Anxious, the Chronically Ill—Everyone Needs Sleep.
One of the last things I need to do before I leave my PhD program is my comprehensive exams. Doing this will ensure I can leave with my MA. After completing six semesters, I want to come away with my MA, even if I will not be getting my PhD like I originally planned. Part … Continue reading Failure is Possible: My Last Steps to My MA