In many ways, I am a tried-and-true extrovert. I always prefer to be around people, I find any excuse to chat with random strangers, and I feel energized after talking to others. However, I also developed social anxiety in my early twenties and started to be more selective with my friends, choosing quality over quantity. With a tighter circle and a crippling fear of feeling … Continue reading Ambivert’s Refuge
This Halloween, you may be wondering about the best games to play to get in the All Hallow’s spirit. Never fear, Editor Josh and I have you covered! Check out our list below to find your next favorite Halloween game. Even if you’re not looking for something scary, take a read through this list. Josh and I are not fans of jump scares, so there’s … Continue reading Best Video Games to Play this Halloween
Yes, this is an October version of my July Joy! post. Yes, “optimism” is the only word that started with the letter “o” when searching for synonyms for “joy”… As I wrote in no uncertain terms two weeks ago, depression has been hitting me hard recently. As someone who identifies with my job and struggles when I don’t have much to do, this stretch of … Continue reading October Optimism!
This is a guest post for my “Getting Real” series. On this blog, we provide “pure human content,” and truly get real. I wanted to give other bloggers the opportunity to come on here and get real with me! I am so excited for the opportunity to invite other bloggers to join me and share their life experience and big feels. Interested in sending over … Continue reading Getting Real with Josh the Editor: Picking the Lock on My Self Confidence
TW Depression The following is the beginning of Norton Juster’s infamous book The Phantom Tollbooth. While I don’t have it memorized per se, I do remember how much it resonated with me when I first heard it, and I think about it often, especially when I’m sinking into a depressive episode, like I have been recently… Chapter 1. Milo There was once a boy named … Continue reading Me and Milo down by the Schoolyard