An Open Letter to My Hook

"You may not care, but it's your grandmother's birthday." I know this game all too well. The taunting. The bait. But over time, I learned to see the hook. It's a tactic of narcissism. Reeling you in with a dig, but to call them out on it is to invoke gas-lighting - it's automatically your… Continue reading An Open Letter to My Hook

Anxiety

Trigger warning: Intrusive thoughts and discussion of suicidal thoughts. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please text 'HOME' to 741741 and chat with a crisis counselor. Credit: Facebook Today you're getting a bonus post. It's been a particularly rough few days. I'm learning as a new mom that my clueless-ness is a new trigger for… Continue reading Anxiety

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 8

Trigger warning: Anxiety, job loss Amidst all of these road blocks, I had switched jobs four times in search of better insurance coverage. I had worked for the same hospital for almost three years coding medical records. Basically, if you go to the hospital for pneumonia, there's a code for that. That code tells insurance… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 8

Back to School

YOU. GUYS. FULL START. THIS MAMA IS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! After IVF and postpartum depression, I emerged from my depression with a new-found purpose: helping others who are going through what I've gone through. Today I'm one step closer to that dream! I'm so excited! I was accepted into the Bachelor of Science Psychology… Continue reading Back to School

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 4

Trigger warning: Infertility, anxiety, mental illness Silence... What I wish would have taken place in my mind at this time. I had always dealt with anxiety, to a minor degree, but I felt it growing. The thoughts in the back of my mind subtly taking center stage, dropping bombs on my conscience. "This is somehow your fault." They said… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 4