Week in Review Using Gifs

My Week in Review Using Gifs

Welcome to “My Week in Review Using Gifs”.  Here is where I link back to this week’s must-read posts, and I tell you about <insert sarcasm> my glamorous week using . . . you guessed it!  Gifs. This past Monday was New Years Day.  I spent the day without much fanfare.  Just cooked some delicious food for my husband Daniel.     There was a football game that night for which he became upset, so I tried to comfort him and show how much I cared about his feelings.   But I digress. Tuesday I tried to do some blog …

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On the personal

15 Reasons Why I Love Writing And How I Need To Change

The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world. ~ Fay Weldon My writing muse has been mute lately.  My writing has grown stale and unsatisfying to me. Though I wrote an article on the dangers of comparison found here, I can not help but admit my own weaknesses in comparing myself to others.  Because I feel inferior and less valuable as a result of comparing myself to others, I have started down a path where I blog for others and not for myself, and that …

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On the personal

How Lack of Self-Care Might Lead to Depression

Depression.  Sometimes it happens.  I don’t know why, or maybe I do and don’t give it enough credit.  Either way, I am writing at this moment to shake off the desire to self-harm.  The urge only began a little while ago, but my mood has been unstable all day.  If you caught me on Twitter @missinginsight earlier, I posted the following picture. And this is exactly how I felt.  All within two hours, I went from happy to anxious to depressed.  There was no warning, no thought, no memory, and no feeling to prompt the mood changes.  They just happened. …

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On the personal

If You Really Knew Me, Then You Would Know . . .

As I sat down to write this blog post, it was initially on a different topic.  I’m not narcissistic enough to think people want to 40 things about me, but I’m feeling a little introspective, so I wanted to share some things I am thinking.   I thought a post on things you do not know about me might be helpful, and you might even be able to connect and relate to what I feel or have experienced.    Let me tell you first that I have been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder.  I’M …

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On the personal

Dear us, We Need to Talk

Dear Us, We need to talk.  I don’t know exactly how to start this conversation, but let me first say that I’m sorry I have not been your friend for ages and beyond. We learned early what it was like to be neglected and abused, and I didn’t know what to do with that, so I took it out on you.  To be honest, I still don’t know what to do with it all, and I know I’m still punishing you for things that were beyond your control.   An aggregation of labels binds us together and places us under …

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On the personal

Simplified Story Of My Life As Told In Gifs

Welcome to the simplified story of my life. First, when I was born, I was already causing problems. I grew up as a misfit.  Nobody liked me, and I had no friends.  I was bullied mercilessly. In my teens, anxiety started to consume me. I wondered what was happening to me.  I thought I was going crazy. I knew I was different. I was so depressed, all I wanted to do was stay in bed all day. I couldn’t think clearly. My dog told me to snap out of it. But no matter what I did, I was still miserable. …

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Music Monday

Try Everything, Fail at Something, But Win Anyway – #MusicMonday

Disney hit the mark when they matched the song “Try Everything,” sung by Shakira, to the movie Zootopia, an animated movie focusing on the inspirational story of a rabbit whom wants to make it to the big city to break the boundaries and professional goals by going against what her family and society believes is appropriate for her.  “Try Everything” inspires, motivates, and encourages us all to pursue our dreams no matter our circumstances. Check out the cute video underneath. Why should I care about Shakira’s song entitled “Try Everything”?   It’s a positive, upbeat, inspirational, and celebratory song that will make you …

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Friday Feelings – SELF-CARE AND THE HOLIDAYS

Maybelline says, “This road trip is making me tired.  I’ll just steal Becca’s pillow.” I’d love to hear from you? Is self-care difficult for you? Do you do anything special this time of year to help you cope? I’m too busy; I don’t want to inconvenience anybody; There just aren’t enough hours in the day; My family will hate me; I don’t want to be selfish; Others need me more; My boss expects more of me this time of year. Have you said those words or others regarding practicing self-care?  The list of reasons not to take care of ourselves …

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