Rediscovering the Artist within Me

When I was younger, I really enjoyed drawing. I didn’t really pursue it in any capacity because I hated my art classes. I didn’t like being told by my art teachers I wasn’t any good or I was doing things wrong. I also didn’t really like exploring areas of art I wasn’t interested in. I […]

Book Club Picks 2021-2022

When I first joined my book club back in September 2011, the group was meeting again after a three-month hiatus. They didn’t meet during the summer months because it was too hectic with family vacations. We started meeting in the summer in 2013, however. Because we didn’t meet in the summer, we pick our new […]

DBT Skills in Action

As part of Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), my therapist (Doug) has me fill out a weekly diary card to help him assess where I’m at each week. Doug sees how much distress and joy I felt each day, if I have any intent on harming myself, whether or not I took my medication properly, and […]

Blogging with DBT Skills

I’m still feeling really good about starting to blog again. I’ve been working on getting my blog to look just the way I want it to look. I even updated the pictures on my celebrity crushes collage. Isn’t it lovely? I think so. (You can see who they are if you don’t know on my […]

Take 5,003…

Hello there! I first created this blog on June 24, 2007. Before that, I had a website that I had created in 1996 using CSS and HTML. Due to severe depression and anhedonia, I stopped blogging regularly around three years ago. I’ve changed my blog’s concept more times than I can count during the 14 […]