I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, aka GAD My symptoms are range from mild to moderate, and have become more manageable with therapy. After spending more than half of my life in a state of stress and panic, you would think this time of global pandemic would be crippling. Strangely enough, I'm not spiraling into a … Continue reading Generalized Anxiety in the Face of Uncertainty
I've never been more happy to be an introvert. After living my entire life in a society that places value on extroversion and social interaction, I have finally found an advantage for my natural introversion. Don't get me wrong, I do like people as a whole; I'm not anti-social, I just have to do those … Continue reading What I’m Doing During Quarantine
I recently discovered that I am a demiromantic. This was a mind blowing discovery, as I didn't know there was a word for the way I experience attraction. After my last break-up I found that I was having a difficult time feeling romantic attraction towards people. Everything would be fine on paper, but I just … Continue reading Dating as a Demiromantic
Why isn't Leap Year a bigger holiday? If you think about it, Leap Year is the most unique of our standard holiday line up. Every other major holiday: Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's day, and Halloween, are annual events. They come around with great fan-fare every year. Leap Year only occurs every 4 years, and yet … Continue reading Leap Year Resolutions
I don't consider myself a poet. I used to write a lot of sub-par poetry in high school and in the early years of college, but I grew out of the habit. It wasn't a loss, more of transition. The style of writing most natural to me is prose, so I focused more on that … Continue reading Writing Poems at 3am
Utah Valley, Utah is not where you would expect to find proudly single women. In a state culture that encourages marriage as early legally possible, it's easy to feel like a social pariah if you make it to through college without a spouse. The looks of concern you get at family gatherings, or sighs of … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Being Single
I have depression as well as Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you've been following my blog for awhile, I've mentioned both several times. The way my usual depression differs from S.A.D. is in it's intensity. My depression is like allergies: annoying, always present, and occasionally has a huge flare up before dying back down to general … Continue reading Week Off: Dealing with S.A.D.
Yesterday I forgot my lunch. I left it on the kitchen table as a rushed out the door to get to work. A year ago, I would have rushed back home to grab it, or I would have gone without lunch as payment for my carelessness. A year ago, the idea that I could simply … Continue reading The Privilege of Buying Lunch
RestlessI want to move-to run.I want to think-to create.I'm readyto do, to be, and to become.Instead I sit at my desk.The model of modern productivity.
I work in SEO and online marketing. For 40 hours a week, I eat, sleep, and breathe SEO strategy and analysis. I read article upon article about algorithms. I shift through hours of keyword charts, data pulls, and ranking systems. Half my life is dedicated to explaining to clients and co-worker's alike where their SEO … Continue reading Why I Don’t Promote My Blog