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…
I had someone tell me today that I needed to stop using my anxiety as an excuse and that I needed to “grow out of it”. The person that said this is someone I care deeply about and whom I know cares deeply about me. However, the way they see the world is entirely different…
Finding Peace and Freedom in Solitude
My journey to replacing “alone, sad, and lonely” with “solitude, peaceful, and free”
A letter to my father
On March 19, 2018, while on vacation at a cruise stop in Jamaica, I found out that my father had passed away. My father has been in and out of my life since I was 4 and prior to this past August when I found out he was dying of cancer, I hadn’t seen or…
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…