It's a hand clenched around your throat choking you. It's the weight sitting on your chest, making it difficult to breathe. It's the ankle weights that you wear every day, causing your footsteps to be heavy, making it difficult for you to move. It's the desert that is between you and your friends. Your friends … Continue reading Many shapes and sizes.
Anxiety is learning how to function with sleep deprivation because it took you until 2am to shut your eyes. Anxiety is the restless nights of sleep, as you toss and turn. It's never being able to shut your brain off. It's all the thoughts and situations you overthink as your head hits the pillow. It's … Continue reading If You Don’t Have It, You Don’t Know
It's been a minute since I've done one of these so here goes... Things I Learned: 1. Bubble baths aren't just for toddlers. 2. Say "no" more often. Like, master it. No. Non. Nah. Nope. Nada. No way. Negative. Nay. And don't feel rude about it. 3. Love yourself. When you know your worth, you … Continue reading SUNDAY REFLECTIONS
In the life you think you don't deserve, you belong. It's not that someone cut out a spot specially for you, rather that you decided to fill up the spaces you've already been given. You walk into rooms knowing you deserve to be there. You approach people expecting that they will want to interact with you. You … Continue reading You Are Worth the Life You Think You Don’t Deserve
Your life problems DO NOT EQUAL your coworkers life problems. Marriage? Kids? Mortgages? ... I can't relate. Everyone is married and all you have is your dog. People go to you for technological problems because you're supposed to be an "expert." However, this isn't the case with me. Everyone in the office knows more about fixing … Continue reading 10 Signs You’re One of the Youngest in the Office
I don't know if you're a few months or years out of your last semester, or if you're a fresh spring-chicken-of-adulthood wondering about all those scary, questionable "somedays", but it doesn't really matter. It's all universal anyway. There is a certain period of early adulthood that everybody goes through. It's when you're just finishing school … Continue reading To the “New” Post-Grad
Who was I? For a long time, I based my identity on my past and my circumstances. When I thought about who I was, it was so clear to me... I was a victim of sexual abuse. I believed I was broken and forever damaged. I was nothing more than a ragdoll for someone else's pleasure. … Continue reading Who I Am
I applaud any person who comes forward and reports a sexual assault. It takes immense courage. Unfortunately, more often than not, people don't report it. I believe their reasons are similar to mine. I get it. Although, there was a time when I did speak up. I was 10 years old when I finally summoned … Continue reading #MeToo
If there's anything that can reduce most people to a nervous, chattering (or silent) mess, it's a job interview. They suck. We can agree to disagree, but in MY opinion, they SUCK. In preparation for my interviews, I felt like I was studying for a final that I only attended one class out of the entire semester … Continue reading The. Dreadful. Interview.
Dear Future Me, I hope you give people a chance to get to know you. The real you. Not the you that screws up on purpose, not the you that pushes people away before they can leave you, not the you that tries to please and perform... the real you, Hunter - your intricacies, the … Continue reading Dear Future Me