Dear 17, Getting to Know You, My Story

Dear 17, (on your 19th wedding anniversary)

Dear 17, It's been 19 years today... if you only knew the ride we were gonna have... you would have learned more about getting over that anxiety sooner, but this isn't about that, this is about you, today... I am happy grateful in love a wonderful mom me awkward silly but not often enough still… Continue reading Dear 17, (on your 19th wedding anniversary)

anxiety, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, All the heartache. All the highs. All the lows. All the anxiety. All the love. All the stupidity. All the moments waiting for the phone to ring. All the butterflies when he was on his way. All the tears when he left. You would think it would lessen in 30 years… but no.… Continue reading Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, suicide

Dear 17 (there’s always more;)

Dear 17, Those that die...  they don't want to... not really ... They just don't know what else to do... It's not that nobody is listening... It's that nobody hears... Nobody has time to really absorb the impact, the compound effect of what's happening... The words are never clear, or never clear enough... But, TRUST… Continue reading Dear 17 (there’s always more;)

anxiety, birth defect, chronic pain, coping skills, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children

Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

Dear 17, (that d@~m right hip) You laugh, but it bothers you. That’s a defense mechanism. You’ll learn more about that during college when you get your psych degree. You jokingly say, “yea, that’s my birth defect” thinking that it doesn’t have an effect on you, it does. It has more of an effect than… Continue reading Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

ADHD, anxiety, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (re: sleep, adhd, anxiety, Mo)

DEAR 17 (RE: Sleep. ADHD. ANXIETY. Mo.) Mo: I don’t know where or when I learned it, but I learned to just go to sleep. Me: That’s it…. That’s the problem, I didn’t. I never learned how to go to sleep. Mo: I know. I see it. I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime. It’s great.… Continue reading Dear 17, (re: sleep, adhd, anxiety, Mo)