It’s okay to admit you’re struggling

It's okay to admit you're struggling

I sat at the desk in my office, staring at the computer screen with tears in my eyes. There was no reason to be crying; nothing had happened to make me upset. But there I was, tears and all. A deep, dark, unsettling feeling lay heavy on my heart. It was the kind of feeling capable of making you believe something is going seriously, horribly wrong. I was devastated and I had no idea why. If I’m being honest, I[Read more]

My mental illness taught me to fight for myself

If you asked me 15 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years ago, I would have scoffed at the notion. All my Bipolar did was set me up for failure. Failure is an interesting thing — especially when the root comes from something you have no control over. It tends to do one of three things: cause you to give up, cause you to give in, or cause you to stand up and fight. I wish I could say I[Read more]

Courage is not the absence of fear

I’m very excited, as today is the first ever Salvation Sunday post, as part of a link-up with another blogger I’ve been following. I realize this is a Monday, but I had a post planned out and was unable to get it up on time. Those of you who follow my blog/interact online with me regularly know that my faith is a huge part of me, and while when I launched this blog I initially planned on speaking more about[Read more]