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Struggle Day

“On the journey to myself I’ve been so many people.” – Indigo Williams That quote rings so true for me today. I’m a struggle version of myself today who can’t quite kick into the next gear, but I keep trying nonetheless. living with anxietyliving with PTSDmanaging PTSDmanaging PTSD successfullymanaging PTSD symptomsPTSDPTSD blogPTSD bloggerPTSD depressionPTSD quotesPTSD…

I Might Have to Quit Sugar/Caffeine

With all of the noticing and checking in about how I feel and when I experience severe symptoms, it’s looking like I’m going to have to give up sugar and caffeine. I’m pretty resentful about it. I’m not at my best right now, and it’s like pushing a block of lead to get through the…

The Things We Do For Love

My therapist told me it is good for me to not avoid doing things that trigger anxiety for me, because my brain gets rewarded for avoiding and not avoiding will get subsequently much harder with each time I avoid. This is not true for everyone, and is true or me only after a lot of…

Being in the Public Eye with PTSD

I’ve been hiding at home for the better part of 5 years. I finished two master’s degrees following my car wreck, in programs that were at a major university and required you to be present for all classes, and I didn’t miss a class. I also worked retail during that time, so I talked to…

I Kind of Sucked This Week

I’m saying this kindly, but I sucked. Not my week sucked, although by extension that is also true, but I sucked. Work is still going well, I’ve pushed out some big documents this week and clients are happy and I’m still working on the stuff I haven’t been able to get to for the last…