Hi, I’m Jenni Elyse! I’m wife to Corey and cat mom to Dax and Izzy. We live in Utah, USA.
Welcome to my blog where I share my thoughts on life, mental health, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), self-care, books, and whatever else tickles my fancy. I especially like to share my struggles and triumphs with mental illness to help others who may be feeling the same way realize they’re not alone.
When I’m not actively engaging in short-term pleasant events and taking action steps toward my values, I’m less able to regulate my emotions and not act on ineffective urges (e.g. self-harm, rage quit a desired activity, damage a positive relationship). Some of my favorite short-term pleasant events are taking baths; drinking herbal tea or hot chocolate; reading; drawing on my iPad; playing my Switch; watching movies; dyeing my hair; crafting, mostly in the form of crocheting and knitting; listening to music; and spending time with my husband, cats, and friends.
I’m a seeker of all things purple, I love animals especially cats and llamas, and I’m a member of the Harry Potter , How to Train Your Dragon, Futurama, Star Wars , Twilight, and Zelda fandoms.
My favorite books are Dune, the Harry Potter series, the Twilight Saga, the Infernal Devices trilogy, the Mortal Instruments series, The Hunger Games trilogy, Anna and the French Kiss, the Graceling Realms trilogy, Cinder, The Night Circus, Into the Dark trilogy, the Everneath trilogy, Throne of Glass, Defy trilogy, Stitching Snow, Not in the Script, My Lady Jane, Blackmoore, Edenbrooke, The Flatshare, The Dark Divine trilogy, You Are Special, and Fox in Socks.
My favorite bands are Queen, Muse, twenty øne piløts, Lady Gaga, Weezer, New Kids on the Block, Coldplay, Green Day, System of a Down, and Linkin Park. I also love Enya and Michael Crawford.
I love movie scores. My favorite composers are John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, and Danny Elfman.
A picture is worth a thousand words and here are 20 of them.
Just in case you don’t know who any of these actors are: (first, left-right) Tom Hiddleston, Matt Bomer, Ewan McGregor, James McAvoy, and Robert Downey Jr.; (second, left-right) Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds, Sam Claflin, Henry Cavill, and Aidan Turner; (third, left-right) Matthew Goode, Zachary Levi, Chris Evans, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Henry Golding; (fourth, left-right) Andrew Scott, Lee Pace, Tom Mison, Adam Scott, and Chris Gorham.
My all-time favorite movies are the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. I think they’re brilliant in every way! (Toothless is my patronus and/or dæmon. Take your pick depending on your fandom. ) I Star Wars.
I adore every single movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and frequently have MCU marathons with Corey.
I also love the Indiana Jones series, the Back to the Future trilogy, the new Star Trek trilogy, the Pirates of the Caribbean series (#justiceforJohnnyDepp), the Mission: Impossible series, the Men in Black series, Down with Love, Moulin Rouge, Lilo & Stitch, Clue, The Emperor’s New Groove, Galaxy Quest, Far and Away, Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken, Jurassic Park, and So I Married an Axe Murderer.
Favorite TV Shows
My current favorite TV shows are The Mandalorian, Nancy Drew, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, The Orville, His Dark Materials, Motherland, Bridgerton, Disenchantment, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, Hell’s Kitchen, Lego Masters, Masked Singer, and last but not least any Disney+ MCU show. I’m still in mourning over the end of White Collar and New Girl. I Supernatural and I was sad to see it end, but I feel like it had a good run and a good ending. I’m obsessed with LOST and its characters and make my way through the series every few years. Above all, I’m a fan of Futurama and I’m part of an Internet campaign to bring it back. Again. (#saveFuturama, #bringbackFuturama)