It’s safe to say that my senior year of college is not going the way I expected. Despite my best efforts, I quickly fell behind in most of my classes. Circumstances beyond my control caused extreme anxiety as I was in the middle of changing my medicine and I started to sporadically miss classes. Through… Continue reading Falling Behind | Fall 2016
Time out. As a kid, hearing those words could ruin your day. As an athlete, it brings water, and a break(though maybe also some harsh words from your coach). For me, it means being picked up in the middle of a semester, in the middle of a school week and going home. The last few… Continue reading Time Out | Adventures Of Shy Girl
Back in April, I went to my doctor because my anxiety medicine wasn’t working. Together we decided that the best solution was to increase the doses of the medicine I was already on. Since that increase I’ve been super stable. Possibly, the most stable I’ve ever been. Though the road definitely hasn’t been smooth like… Continue reading Can’t Ignore It Any Longer | Adventures Of Shy Girl
My mind usually swells with topics to write about. Ideas usually speed towards me with such force that I lose a few of them and normally one captures my attention so fully that I just have to write about it. Lately, that hasn’t been happening and I feel like a bored, scolded child sitting in a… Continue reading Twiddling My Fingers: Bored, Uninspired, and Annoyed
Hello fellow adventurers, It’s that wonderful time of the year: families are gathering, cookies are being baked, and presents are being wrapped. It’s also a time of great anxiety and stress. Holidays tend to become hectic and family gatherings can be highly unpredictable, elevating the anxiety levels of everyone involved. I’m excited to see my… Continue reading An Anxious Girl’s Guide To Surviving The Holidays.
Dear fellow adventurers, When I was little, I always joked with my mom about why she never had to worry about me. I always said, “You never have to worry about me becoming a drug addict because I hate needles, I can’t(couldn’t) swallow pills, and I could never snort anything.” I said, “And I would… Continue reading On Self-Harming | Adventures Of Shy Girl
Hello fellow adventurers, I’ve been waiting for the right time to post this piece and I think the time has finally come. I wrote “They Say I’m Not Depressed” a few weeks ago, while I was very emotional and very confused about how to bring up my depression and self-harm to my parents. It’s been… Continue reading They Say I’m Not Depressed.