As an empath/ highly discerning person, I tend to feel the feelings, angst, and anxieties of the people around me and the world at large very deeply. And today, my heart, and that of many, is broken. I came home from work in a great mood only to be met immediately with news on the…
To the Women in My Life
On this last day of Women’s History Month, I want to take the opportunity to honor some of the women in my life who are making history everyday just by being their amazing selves. Your impact in my life could never be measured and I wish to give you your flowers today and everyday. Mommy…
30 Things I Learned Before 30
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!! In honor of my 30th birthday today, I thought I would share 30 life lessons I learned before 30. Hopefully you know most of these but maybe you’ll learn a thing or two. Sharing is caring – I learned this one early on. Not just material things but advice, experiences, and love.…
I’m back! See what I’ve been up to and what’s in store for the blog in the future!
1 Year Later: Lessons Learned From My Stay in a Mental Hospital
One year ago, I was admitted to the Hyland Behavioral Health Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at St. Anthony’s Hospital for severe depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. It was the single most terrifying day of my life. After sitting in the Behavioral Health Unit of the Emergency Room at Depaul Hospital for 12 hours, I was transferred…
Finding Peace and Freedom in Solitude
My journey to replacing “alone, sad, and lonely” with “solitude, peaceful, and free”
What Mental Illness Looks Like
Oh life… Yesterday was one of those days where I wanted to go home, curl up in a ball, and cry. Or bury myself in the covers, never to resurface again. Or get drunk until I black out and forget everything. Or all of the above. It was one of those days that started off…
10 Things You May Not Know About Me
Learn more about the girl behind the blog!
Open Letter to 2018
Putting 2018 on notice that this year will be AMAZING!
Grace not Perfection
Happy New Year and welcome to Grace not Perfection! Thank you for checking out my new blog. I am so excited to share my life with you and I hope that you will get just as much out of this journey as I will get from sharing it with you. Where to start? Let’s start…