Monday through Friday, when I get to work I say hello and good morning to my supervisors. I then follow-up on emails and any messages. When 9:10 rolls around, I’m usually sitting at the desk with a brief window of free time. I take this time to read the news. For the past few weeks,… Continue reading Lives Are At Stake: What You Say Or Don’t Say Matters.
When events like the Orlando shooting happen, the media always focuses on the ‘Why’ question. Why did the shooter do it? What were his motivations? I guess some people find that important and the information can have value to law enforcement in the prevention of other attacks. However, knowing ‘Why’ just adds to the hate. Suddenly… Continue reading I Don’t Want To Know Why | Orlando Shooting
It’s easy to live in a bubble and to focus entirely on yourself and your immediate surroundings. It’s far too easy to ignore the rest of the world. I am one of those people that often gets caught up in my own life. I forget sometimes that the world is bigger than the town I’m… Continue reading Bubble Explosion: The Orlando Tragedy
Hello fellow adventurers, A friend of mine often feels like a burden to those around them because of their anxiety. I’ve adamantly denied this, and have told them, “Anxiety is a burden, but you are not”. I wholeheartedly believe this to be true about them and others but not about myself. Not a day passes… Continue reading On Feeling Like A Burden
Hello fellow adventurers, I hope you’ve all had great holidays so far filled with the people and things that you love. While spending the holidays with my extended family I realized that holiday parties are a great way to distinguish who’s introverted versus who’s extroverted. Let’s start at the beginning of the party: The Entrance.… Continue reading The Holidays: Introverts vs. Extroverts
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.
Hello fellow adventurers, What does being well read mean? Growing up, teachers lead to me to believe that in order to be considered “well-read” I needed to fit certain criteria, I needed to: read the classics: Ernest Hemingway, Charlotte Bronte, Washington Irving, Raymond Carver, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, George Orwell, H.G. Wells and more. be… Continue reading On Being Well Read | Adventures Of Shy Girl
Hello fellow adventurers, People still seem to believe that anxiety and depression are choices we make. It’s sickening. So this is an open letter to people who think like that: Don’t tell me that anxiety disorders don’t exist when bright, talented scientists have spent years researching the difference between a healthy brain and one whittled… Continue reading Don’t You Dare Tell Me. | An Open(Angry) Letter
Hello, fellow adventurers! Today I have something very special for you, a step-by-step guide! I’ve never done one of these before and by no stretch of the imagination am I an expert on this subject. However, I’m dealing with this issue and thought it’d be interesting to share my thoughts. It’s really hard for me… Continue reading Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Over Your First Love
Hello, I love watching T.V. and this summer I’ve watched so many episodes of Law & Order: SVU, American Ninja Warrior, America’s Got Talent, Zoo, and Rookie Blue that my head is spinning from all the different story lines that I have to follow for a drawn out period. All of these are great shows… Continue reading Top 5 Television Shows I Don’t Want To Live Without