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Month: December 2016

Jumpstart

Jumpstart

I’ve had a really rough night. I’ve barely slept. I’m desperate for finals to be over. But I couldn’t find the strength to do anything for the first couple hours after waking. No motivation. No nothing. But someone mentioned last night, that they were upset and they wanted to read my blog because of it. So after a couple hours of nothing, I pulled out my chromebook. And I wrote. And it hurt and my wrists are tired and my eyes…

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Three Things that can Undo You and How to Fight Them

Three Things that can Undo You and How to Fight Them

I believe there are three things that can undo all your work. Or hold you back, no matter how much work you put into your recovery. I believe them to be sins. Not sins against a deity, but rather sins against yourself. I don’t know a better word for them. I believe there are Three Sins of Life. Self Pity Self Doubt Willful Ignorance They sound harsh, but they hold a lot of people back. And I think they’re particularly…

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Self Doubt

Self Doubt

  What do you think of the quote: “Self doubt is strong enough to undo you; it’s also completely brought upon yourself.” Agree or Disagree? Comforting or Intimidating? Reflect and Share! ~ClOK

First Check In

First Check In

I think it’s amazing how much this blog has already helped me. I thrive in a routine and fall into chaos without one. This blog gives me a way to have a strict routine and an outlet for my passions. I can’t thank the people who read my posts enough, because that’s supporting me. And my recovery. And helps me maintain my sanity and health and happiness. So thanks everyone. Your support means the world to me. Let me know…

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Journal/Writing Prompts for your Health

Journal/Writing Prompts for your Health

Hello all. These prompts are for mental chewing, writing, journaling, picture journaling, drawing, conversation, or whatever you want. I would recommend journaling, but then again I am a writer. They are meant to be ways in which you can meditate on yourself and see your strengths and positives through your struggles. They are going to be hard questions. So think through them. Hard. And try to be as honest as you can with yourself. You deserve that. Now, go write!…

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I Had no Idea my Sickness Would Give me Such Great Timing…

I Had no Idea my Sickness Would Give me Such Great Timing…

I had a presentation a couple of days ago. It was very simple, just a few slides on genetic draft or genetic hitchhiking, and the results of organelle mediated selective sweeps within a cell’s nuclear genome. That may sound scary, but really? It’s nothing. Everyone who is in a life science major will understand that sentence (or they should). But I felt good about it. I’d even added some comedic flair into it by making it all feel like a…

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I Do it Because I Have to

I Do it Because I Have to

I’ve barely done anything today. Just a lot of sleeping and staring at walls. Aimlessly browsing pinterest and trying to work up the energy and strength to take a shower. It’s a day where both my depressive symptoms are amped up, and my lungs won’t let me stop coughing resulting in a spiking headache, and I can barely stand up to make it out of my bedroom without getting a head rush and fainting. So yeah…it sucks, and it’s really…

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