I've been on a break from most things this summer. Like...there was zero motivation to do anything regarding the blog or anything that required too much energy. I just didn't have it in me. I didn't come to fully appreciate mental health really until this summer when I could feel myself falling back into depression. … Continue reading The Summer that Saved My Life
Today is the last day of Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. It has been a long May for me personally, with lots of waiting and lots of personal boundaries pushed. I have felt tons of pressure to always be present and always be helpful and it has left me feeling drained. Completely … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: Self-Care as a Priority
I am going to be very honest. I don't know the last time I spoke to God about things concerning my life. The big things. The things that scare me. The things in my heart to do. The things that I struggle with God about in some major ways. I just...haven't had the words, per … Continue reading Approaching Reciprocity, Part 2: Why I Still Struggle with God
I've always been one who has bent over backwards to support other people. Perhaps it's the way I was raised, perhaps it's natural bend of my personality. At any rate, I try my best to be there for the people in my life, especially when they are doing the good work to start a movement or … Continue reading Approaching Reciprocity.
In my life, the beginning and the ending of years always contain the most amount of turmoil for whatever reason. The end of 2016/beginning of 2017 has been no different, and it's almost taken me down. While I don't consider myself to be a naturally optimistic person, I'm not a pessimist either. Sometimes when life … Continue reading 2017 is Already Flipping My Life Around.
Happy New Year, loves! (It's still early enough in the year to say that, right? I know…*side eyes myself*). I think this three week period is the longest I've gone without posting since I started the Girl with Black Pearls. It has not been without good reason though; these past few weeks have been a … Continue reading 16 Weeks.