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Goodbye January

  Now that the month is coming to an end, I am reflecting on all the new opportunities that I have been given or experienced. This month was more than a start of a new year, it was the start of new experiences, friendships, and moments. This month I have celebrated my late father’s 50th […]

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5 Ways to Survive the Holidays

The “happiest time of the year”… or is it… Now that the holiday hustle is over, I have had time to sit and really reflect on surviving my first major holiday season without my Dad. For some of us it’s a year of firsts or continuing to survive the holidays without a loved one. Over […]

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Dear Grief

Dear Grief, You Suck. When one continues to grieve… you find yourself very vulnerable in different situations throughout the day. I hate it. I hate that even when I go to schedule an oil change that I have to be reminded that I can no longer say it is under “Troy Johnson” or that if […]

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Motivation or Nah

Have you ever experienced a night where you didn’t want to get ready for be or you feel too ‘lazy’ to want to even get up and brush your teeth? Then you wake up to start your day… typically a morning person, looking forward to that first cup of coffee yet you find it hard […]

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The Feeling of Defeat

Being the age of 22 is a blessing and a curse. You feel like you have had enough experiences to write a book, but little do you know, life is just starting out for you. At the age of 19, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. In a hospital twice, and years of therapy. […]

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Grief vs. The World

One simple, “how are you hanging in there?”, “how is today going?”, saying something is better than nothing. I struggle everyday with hurting so badly on the inside when the rest of the world is still going. I may look okay on the outside but there is a constant cloud over me wherever I go. […]

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Why I Talk

Lately I have been stressing over letting other people down, letting myself down, trying to find my place, my purpose that I broke down. Yep. You heard that right. Even though I am an advocate for mental health, I still have my days where I just want to cry, stay in bed, and truly not […]

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Keepin’ the Routine

Wow what a month it has been and it just a little over half way over! I moved home so I can focus on finals and finish my LAST semester (cross your fingers) of college! Lately I have been thinking to myself and when I get a thought I have to write it down right […]

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Today in the Making

April. The month that everything blooms and comes back to life. Sometimes I wish I was a bear and could hibernate through the winter and then come back to the warmth and the air that smells so fresh. I am such a nerd that I am sitting still in my pajamas, my happy light on, […]

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Find Your Tribe

grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. “she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support” synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, indebtedness; recognition, acknowledgment, credit   There are so many things to be grateful for in life (not just around thanksgiving). For example, I […]

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