About a week ago a change against my favor in a classic millennial intentionally undefined relationship triggered a mood swing. Though I was able to move past the initial situation quite quickly, my mood did not regulate itself inline with my actual emotions. I had emotionally moved on, but my body was still lingering in […]Read More On Being Triggered into a Mood Swing
Confession- the reaction in this photo has nothing to do with the one thing I always travel with. The photo above is my reaction when I found out there was going to be beer at our next destination. But, my reaction when talking about this crucial object is essentially the same. And, I’m even […]Read More What I’ll Never Travel Without Again
Walking onto the jetway at JFK to start the first leg of my journey to Rwanda, I had no desire to look behind me. I knew that I was moving forward and each step was taking me closer to my dream post-grad job. The first two months here have been everything I’ve wanted and more. […]Read More Moving Past Home
By definition, “Bipolarization” describes something that is either characterized by having two extremes, or it is something that is found at two different extremes. Living with Bipolar Disorder means living with more than just the symptoms. It is existing in two extremes on a day to day basis; from the way in which society portrays us […]Read More Why Bipolarization?
So a couple weeks ago I hit the six weeks in Rwanda marker. I didn’t really think anything about it until I saw a reminder in my calendar that is just the blood needle emoji signifying that it was time for me to get my blood tested for my valporic acid levels and other basic […]Read More “I will bleed you now”
When people ask me what having Bipolar Disorder feels like, I don’t quite know how to respond. I can rattle off a list of my symptoms and divide them into mania and depression. I can talk about the feelings of self-hatred, the crying spells, the exhaustion, and the insecurities that accompany depression and the fast […]Read More “But, how does it feel?”
When describing how I feel about my friends, fortunate is an understatement. I have a beautifully diverse group of people in my life that empower me and push me to be a better person. Of all the friends I have, one group in particular deserves special recognition; the ladies in my group chat. For millennials, […]Read More Why All Women Deserve a Hoëgaarden