Health, Personal Stories, Personal Thoughts, Writings

What is Normal Anyway? (High Functioning Mental Illness)

I'm smart. I read well. I can do math at a high level. I'm talented in multiple fields of art, music, and communication. I understand conceptual problems with relative ease and enjoy good philosophical exercises. However, paperwork, emails, and essays give me anxiety. Missed text messages and interpersonal conflict can keep my mind tied up… Continue reading What is Normal Anyway? (High Functioning Mental Illness)

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God, Life, Personal Stories, Writings

Sailing through the Storm (Pt. 1)

Still water, untouched and unmoved, almost appearing as glass, reaching far beyond the horizon into the unknown. Clear blue skies enable you to see the shore and the wind feels good on your skin. Everything is perfect as you sail out to parts unknown. You can still close your eyes and envision the crowd of… Continue reading Sailing through the Storm (Pt. 1)

God, Health, Life, Personal Stories, Reflections, Writings

My Diagnosis: Inattentive Type (Cocoon)

When people talk about ADHD, they think about the kid that can't sit still in class. They think about the boys that get into trouble all the time. Or the girl that can't stop talking a mile a minute. Well, Tuesday it was confirmed that I do have ADHD Inattentive type and the best thing… Continue reading My Diagnosis: Inattentive Type (Cocoon)

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Hurricane Irma: Dancing with the Storm continued…

Packing my suitcases was the most extremely stressful part of this experience. Time was escaping me and I grew frantic trying to think of everything I had to do. My blue suitcase contained my valuables: Passport, Social Security Card, My mother’s gold necklace, pictures of me as a child and of my family, and my… Continue reading Hurricane Irma: Dancing with the Storm continued…

Health, Inspiration, Personal Stories, Writings

A Continuation of my Mental Health Story

I've written multiple times about my struggles with Mental Health. I've talked about Depression multiple times over, Anxiety, ADHD, Medication, and Social Media Addiction. I'm going into another phase of the process. Getting essential help. A few months ago I completely broke down. Mentally I couldn't take it anymore and collapsed under the pressure. I couldn't finishing… Continue reading A Continuation of my Mental Health Story

Health, Personal Stories, Writings

Medication Hesitation

When dealing with mental health, it's difficult on navigating what is right and what is wrong to do. Is the issue something situational? Is the issue chemical? Is it something that can be modified by behavior? Do you have to use a combination of all of them? Yes. The answer is yes. Around a month… Continue reading Medication Hesitation

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Friend to Yourself

As a moment of clarity, I'm mentally struggling right now. I've hit a wall all semester about self-worth, anxiety, motivation, depression, self-care, writer's block, fear, and everything else. I'm blessed beyond belief to be at an amazing school like Chapel Hill in amazing programs, but I can't help but feel lost, unprepared, and weak. Part of… Continue reading Friend to Yourself

Inspiration, Writings

Crowded in Lonely Room: My Battle against Anxiety

If you haven't picked up a theme for this year; I have talked my ADHD, personal doubts, creativity blocks, nontraditional addictions, bloodline curses, and Depression multiple times. The moral of the story is that emotional and mental care matters. I was amazed to find that my posts on my mental peculiarities seem to help my readers the most. Today, I'll speak on my… Continue reading Crowded in Lonely Room: My Battle against Anxiety

Blogging, Reflections, Writings

Creative’s Block

It’s a puzzling conundrum when your livelihood and passion collide. We fantasize about getting paid boatloads of money for talents but never think about what makes it a passion. What happens when you take away the fluidity, spontaneity, and freedom from a hobby? What do you do knowing that you have to be creative or… Continue reading Creative’s Block

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Finding the Balance

As a follow-up to yesterday's post talking about depression and the struggles I went through, I wanted to talk about my healing process. It all started with self.I finally got to a point where I hated where I was. I was emotionally unstable and I felt I was letting myself down. I would look at… Continue reading Finding the Balance