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 week, I wanted to share a list of things that have made me happy and that I’m grateful for the past month. I’m currently in the midst of a depressive episode, and that can make it challenging to see the brighter side of life. On an unrelated note, I’ve also been working on cultivating a gratitude practice. I have so many things to be … Continue reading July Joy!
TW Eating Disorder, Anxiety, Depression “All good things to those who wait.” – Mother Gothel in Tangled…and someone real, probably. My entire young life, I was the type to put off my happiness in favor of hard work. Get good grades in order to get into a good school. Get a good degree to get a good job. Eventually, you’ll have the time to be … Continue reading Thinking Short-term vs. Thinking Long-term
I like patterns. I’ve always been good at finding themes and patterns in the world. And as such, I’ve learned a very important rule of the universe: HUMANS DEFY ALL PATTERNS. Yup, as someone who has struggled with empathy her entire life and who searches for patterns in everything, I’ve found humans to be totally impossible to predict. That being said, ever since I originally … Continue reading Introverted Extrovert