I Feel an Anxiety Attack Coming On- Here’s How I’m Dealing With It

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As the title implies, I have anxiety. I feel a breakdown starting to happen as they have been quite frequently recently but this time I’m taking a different approach. My approach has to be different especially because my boyfriend is out of town and he’s been my anchor. For the past hour I’ve been watching youtube videos. Not necessarily helpful ones either. Step one: closing out of youtube. Step two: Food? Food. Sweet potato fries are now in the oven. Step three: While fries are baking, medicate and start writing a blog post. Yes, what you’re reading right now is

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Money and Houses, a Tale of a Determined 19 Year Old

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I want to move out. My home life is pretty good, but I’m starting to see the benefits of having my own place. The thing is, I don’t want to live in an apartment. My boyfriend and I went to look at some but they’re just… disappointing. My solution? “Why don’t we just live at home for a bit and buy a house?” Apparently it irritated him that I was making purchasing and moving into a house seem so easy. After talking to my mom though (who also wants me to spread my wings) she has had property investment on

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Primed and Ready!

That job I was talking about? I got it! Not only that, I start TOMORROW! Hoo hoo! I’m so excited to work! I can tell it will be a great community to be a part of, but if I can be real with you for a sec… I’m pumped for the money. Specifically because I contacted a renter yesterday about a room saying I’ll let them know if I get the job. This mean I get to move my booty OUT soon! Or at least probably. My morning routine was going strong until today. I overslept, woke up at 11

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Routines and Daily Art | An Update

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  In my last post I talked about my goals and how I’m going to reward myself. I had run 7/20 miles on the treadmill total when I had the idea to check how far my fitbit thought I had run… then I realized I had gone a total of 19.99 miles. Exactly. I could dye my hair silver now! But wait, what’s that? My dad is handing me the phone? Okay, so I got a job interview for the next day. Maybe not the best time to dye my hair or repierce my lip for fun. Two days later and

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Silver Hair and Life Goals

I’m going to dye my hair silver. But for some reason my brain needs to have something else first. Some sort of life order. To remedy this, I’m setting goals around it. Once I jog 20 miles (total), and get my room clean I will dye my hair. By that time I’ll also probably have received glasses in the mail (and some new makeup that I bought). I also think I’m going to have my friend give me an industrial piercing. I’m excited to have a whole new look so near in the future… but also having to work towards

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Pocket Politics

State your message in a subtle way with the Quirky Q Designs new line of “Pocket Politics”! Politically charged designs politely placed on your chest! Classy, Subtle, Stated.    

Working with Life Intentions

Hello coaching peeps! If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume you know what the life intentions list is. So, I was looking at it and felt… off. Okay, yeah I know which I identify with and which I don’t, but what do they mean? What do I do with them? My brain insisted that there was a better way to look at these words. I started by writing down the ones I chose (that was fifteen of the larger list) and drawing arrows to intentions that I felt had a connection. After doing this, I rewrote them in a

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My Second Infusion | A Life Update 

If you haven’t read my first post about this, you should probably check it out.  As a follow up, this time went SO much better. My nurse was my best friends mom, and she is GOOD at what she does. My body was also more cooperative. Nothing went wrong or even slightly funny, it was the ideal experience. An infusion, burger, and trip to the art store later and I’m set to resume life! Which is exciting because symptoms that were taken away with the last infusion started to come back on Wednesday and really came back yesterday. Sigh. Buh-bye

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Senility | Thoughts

I currently live at home with my parents, we all live with my grandfather to take care of him. Recently his mental state has been dependent on his health. He’s got a P.hD in the Classics, but as his health deteriorates… Today I overheard my dad talking to my grandpa (since the g-pa is almost deaf, it’s very easy to over hear the yelled conversations) “Whatcha got there?” My dad yells at about 11:00 am (grandpas breakfast time), “…. those are dog treats.” “Wha?” deaf dude says. “Dog. Treats. Look,” he picks up and points at the package, ” ‘Because

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A Rant About My Cat

When I was four years old I got a cat for my birthday. Almost 15 years later and I’ve still got him! I’ll blog about the birthday event later because I was pretty funny as a four year old, but right now I need to get this off my chest.  As I said, 15 years. I’ve had my cat, Stanley, for FIFTEEN YEARS. They’ve been good and solid! But now he officially qualifies as an old cat. An obnoxious old cat. In his old age he has actually become a lot more relaxed, less territorial (stopped pissing on everything). However,

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My First Infusion Experience | My IBD Diary

Warning: This post will contain medical content- lots of needle talk! Disclaimer: This is just my personal experience. It is different for everyone. My Infusion Experience With that out of the way, I’m going to talk about my first infusion treatment for my severe ulcerative colitis. I was only recently diagnosed, the “severe” part of the diagnosis is what got me to this stage of treatment faster. I’m only 18 and still babied, so my mom was with me the whole time as she normally is to deal with all the technical details. First, I was sat in a room.

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IBD Diary 1

Warning: Explicit language and body talk. (Other disclaimer: This is a record of my personal experiences. Not everyone goes through the same thing, but I know some can relate.) Alright this is a personal matter, so if you don’t have Inflammatory Bowel Disease or someone in your life with such, you probably want to click away. Seriously, it’s okay. I won’t be offended. This is going to be almost completely a train of thought blog because I’ve rarely had the energy to get to the point of sitting up and typing. Had I done this a week ago, the text

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