body image, mental health, swimming

How a sea witch and Shrill made me find my sense of self again

The thing about depression is you don't always realize you're in the middle of an episode until you're out of it. For the past few, well, months really, I've been living under a dark and cloudy haze. I was barely keeping my head above water, desperately fighting against the current that wanted to pull me… Continue reading How a sea witch and Shrill made me find my sense of self again

books, mental health

Long Time No See + Cyber Monday Sale

I'm still here, I promise! But between mom dying and the holidays and work and life, things have been a little ...... busy, to say the least. I've also been fighting against my usual wave of seasonal depression, which means I've had little interest in all those things I normally love like reading and writing and… Continue reading Long Time No See + Cyber Monday Sale

mental health, wedding

5 lies depression is telling me right before my wedding

So. Hi. I'm getting married on Saturday. That's, like, four days away. Everyone -- friends, family, co-workers -- keep asking me if I'm excited and, of course, I'm excited to be married and make BC my husband and all of that. But the wedding? Being up in front of all of those people, having to… Continue reading 5 lies depression is telling me right before my wedding