Happy Friday! What’s your weekend looking like? I have one class to teach on Sunday and besides that it’s going to involve a lot of resting. Yes, I know I just rested for five days, but it’s not the same as resting in your own house. I want to tidy up and unpack some things I have lying around (I’m looking at you, NOW goodies), so this weekend will be a perfect time to do that. To get this weekend started, let’s take a look at what topped my list for Five Things Friday. 1. This Bar Saves Lives I… View Post

It’s been about 8 months since I started taking medication for depression. As you all know, I exercise regularly and eat well (most of the time), but those two commonly first-line prescriptions for depression didn’t work for me. I also believe that I had anxiety issues, but we tackled the depression first. To read some more backstory: Mental Illness Awareness Week There’s Always A Reason, But It May Not Be What You Think The Positive Side of Depression If you want the TL;DR version: undiagnosed depression for several years marriage almost fell apart went to therapy wanted to erase myself… View Post

Hello again! I’m back in business after getting home Monday evening. Neil and I spent 5 days in Isla Mujeres, a small island off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. It was my first international trip since being let off probation and it was marvelous to not have to submit a travel request, take the train out to a probation office, spend 1-2 hours of my day there, maybe take a surprise drug test, and then leave with a piece of paper that lets me leave the state. I was able to leave the country for my honeymoon to the Maldives… View Post

Happy Friday!! I’m writing this post ahead of time, so as long as nothing went wrong yesterday, I am relaxing on the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres in Mexico. I’ve been in serious need of a vacation, so these couple days are going to be amazing. I will have limited internet access and am not planning on bringing my laptop, so I won’t be able to get to your comments until next week. Our place does have wifi (or so they say), so I’ll still try to get things up on Instagram because I just can’t completely let go. We head… View Post