Four years ago today, I signed up with WordPress and created this blog. I didn’t have my own domain name, I had no idea what to write about, and my blog header was an owl for some reason. The original name was “Anxious & Awesome” and I never liked that title. I also never thought I would ever publicly share my blog or let anyone know who the author behind these posts were. But a lot has changed in four years. A lot. Continue reading “Happy Anniversary”
Before I got engaged and a little bit after, I read a lot of newly wed blog posts. I read them in hopes that I would feel a bit more normal. I read them because I was nervous. I read them because I was having some major doubts and commitment issues. Continue reading “Love at Sixth Sight”
For some reason, it seems our society believes that once you get married, all the fun is over. For Jeff and I, I think we’re actually having so much more fun now that we’re married. But we have noticed one thing. Dating has gotten hard. Continue reading “Dating After Marriage”
I’m not a huge fan of self-promotion, and I definitely did not create this blog to self-promote (I had nothing to promote two years ago when I started this!) But now, I have a published book! And I would love it if you guys could check it out and support me.
I wrote this book as a requirement for a university class, and now it’s become my baby. It’s actually a collection of fourteen short stories I have written over the years while in my writing program. I also know I’ve tried to remain anonymous on this blog, but now that’s going to be impossible as I share this book with you. That’s okay. I’m not ashamed of my anxiety or of anything else I’ve written about on here.
Don’t Stop Now: A Collection Of Short Stories is creative non-fiction writing, and follows my character from childhood until a few months ago as I struggle with and try to overcome my various anxiety issues. I decided to focus on my anxiety as the main theme because, as I’m sure you know, I am SO open about mental health problems and I want it to be talked about, I want people to realize that this is not something to be ashamed of – and it’s okay to be honest about it. I have struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. Writing about it is therapeutic for me.
Anyway, if you are interested, you can order a copy:
So, as I said in one of my recent posts, I started seeing someone about a month ago. And no, this post isn’t really about that. Well, it is. Sort of. Not really. Just read it. Anyway! A few weeks ago we had our first “real” date planned out – we were going to go see the new LEGO movie, and then go out for dessert and/or drinks after. Well, the night before our date, I checked the weather. And I was not pleased.