Entries by Jenni Elyse

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WIP Wednesday #1

Every Wednesday, I’ve decided to show you a glimpse into what I’m been working on. Last week, I finished my first “knitting in the round” project. I made a beanie with my favorite color combination of yarn. I ❤️ it and wear it quite frequently. Right now, I’m working on a scarf that matches my […]

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Crafting as Self-Care

As you know from my Introduction post, I suffer from mental illness and it can be pretty devastating. As such, self-care is very important to me. It’s necessary for my survival. When I’m not actively engaged in self-care, there’s a good chance I’ll hit rock bottom or may even become suicidal. My self-care includes: reading; […]

Rising from the Ashes

I shared this on Instagram a few days ago and shared this on my blog pre-new direction. I wanted to share it again because I wrote it during another low-point. It helped helps me remember three very important things: 1) I’m not alone, 2) life has a purpose, and 3) to never give up. Rising […]

Living with Depression

Depression is hard. It’s unbearable at times. On a good day, I feel like I’m running through waist-deep water. On a bad day, I feel like I’m treading water. On a really bad day, I feel like I’m drowning. A year and a half ago, I felt “normal.” I thought I had found the ultimate […]

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An Introduction

Hi! I’m Jenni Elyse. I suffer from a whole host of mental illnesses. I have since I was a teenager. I experience lots of ups and downs. I have officially been diagnosed with: Fibromyalgia (not a mental illness but it does affect how I feel) Major Depressive Disorder Seasonal Affective Disorder Dependent Personality Disorder Generalized […]