Thoughts I Had at Sunset Cliffs

The other day, I walked around Sunset Cliffs and people-watched. Here are some of the thoughts I had while I was there. These people on the rocks were jumping in then somehow getting back up on the rocks. I wouldn’t jump in but I watched in awe from afar at those who felt brave enoughContinue reading “Thoughts I Had at Sunset Cliffs”

Both Things Can Be True

For so many years, I lived in fear of what other people have to say. I was always afraid of what could happen if I spoke my truth. If I shared something, what would people think? What would they say? What would the inevitable response be? Recently, I realized it doesn’t matter what other peopleContinue reading “Both Things Can Be True”

What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 4

“Alison, can you explain what Internet is?” This donkey is reunited with the girl who raised it. Kristen Radtke Considers Another American Epidemic: Loneliness This Bodega Cat This Is Us in Chronological Order A tweet that made me laugh. Ariana Grande’s Beautiful Wedding Your Friend Doesn’t Want the Vaccine. What Do You Say? Tidbits fromContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 4”

Self-Love

Noun. I’m no longer willing to sit in my past watching everything I did wrong pass by me. Instead of feeling shame, I’m choosing love. It’s a choice that has to be made often but it gets easier the more I’m aware of how I’m talking to myself. I’m choosing to give myself love byContinue reading “Self-Love”

What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 3

Oliva Rodrigo’s Sour Oprah and Prince Harry’s Apple TV+ show about mental health. Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ Calm Series This incredible conversation with Brene Brown and Ashley C. Ford. This insightful conversation between Prince Harry on Armchair Expert. Demi Lovato coming out as non-binary This photo of Milo Ventimiglia directing an episode of ThisContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 3”

Ten Years

I recently came across a photo I posted on Facebook ten years ago. I took the photo on Photo Booth ten days before getting jaw surgery. It’s clear in the photo how prominent my lower jaw was in front of my upper jaw. I had a mouth full of braces, that’s why I’m not smiling.Continue reading “Ten Years”

Cycles

Noun. This is how I experience a cycle of anxiety. It’s when my body senses danger, and my mind springs into action. It happens in a split second, even when there’s no danger to be found. I become distant from my thoughts. It’s like I’m watching a movie that plays the same scene on repeat.Continue reading “Cycles”

What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 2

Girls5Eva on Peacock is a must-watch comedy show (and this performance they did at The Hollywood Bowl was very good). A reminder from Elizabeth Bishop. audio instalment two by Yara Daley-Ward This beautiful photo by Katrien Vermeire of fireflies in the woods Taylor Swift’s speech at the Brit Awards Everyone should strive for this cozyContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 2”

Anxious

Adjective. It’s like spinning around the room, unsure of what led you here. You were fine and now you’re filled with overwhelming thoughts. Time and therapy has taught you to breathe, controlling the anxious feeling isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s doable, sometimes you just have to wait for it to get bored and move onto otherContinue reading “Anxious”

Spring is Right Around the Corner

Yesterday, I went for a walk. I wore shorts. There was a change in the air. Spring is right around the corner. Warm weather is here! I walked for almost an hour. I took my time appreciating nature and the air in my lungs. Last week, I had hurt the muscles in-between my ribs whileContinue reading “Spring is Right Around the Corner”