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
Mental Health Awareness Month: Self-Care as a Priority
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
Approaching Reciprocity, Part 2: Why I Still Struggle with God
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.
2017 is Already Flipping My Life Around.
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.