I’m wife to Corey and cat mom to Dax and Izzy. We live in Utah, USA.
I suffer from mental illness. I know how hard it is to cope. I want to share how I’m feeling to help others who may be feeling the same way. I thought I’d highlight my ups and downs of dealing with mental illness to help others realize they’re not alone.
Self-care is important to me because it’s a necessity for my survival. When I’m not actively engaged in self-care, there’s a good chance I’ll hit rock bottom and become suicidal. My self-care includes: taking baths; reading; crafting; staying away from social media, with the exception of Instagram and Goodreads; and spending time with my husband, cats, and friends.
I also enjoy reading; playing my Switch; watching movies; dyeing my hair; crafting, mostly in the form of crocheting and knitting; and listening to music (sometimes).
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, The Dark Divine trilogy, You Are Special, and Fox in Socks.
My favorite bands are Queen, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, 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 too. My favorite composers are John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, and Danny Elfman.
A picture is worth a thousand words and here are 15 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) Tom Mison, Chris Gorham, Matthew Goode, Zachary Levi, and Chris Evans. 😘
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 Supernatural, The Orville, Disenchantment, Nancy Drew, Stranger Things, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, Kids Baking Championship, and The Masked Singer. I’m still in mourning over the end of White Collar and New Girl. 😭 I’m obsessed with LOST and its characters and make my way through the series every few years. I also ❤️ Futurama and I’m part of an Internet campaign to bring it back. Again.
Other Things that Bring me Joy
As I stated above, Toothless is my patronus and/or dæmon. I’m also obsessed with Stitch, Yoshi, Jack Skellington, Marvin the Martian, Michigan J. Frog, and Cuzco (for obvious reasons 🦙).