I made the decision to give therapy another try last August. I hadn’t had another depressive episode (thank God), nor were my thoughts at the time rapid and anxious over situations from the past (praise GOD). This time around I just wanted to improve myself and have check-ins with someone who could give me unbiased… Read More Exposed at 12:19am
Trigger warning: some of the events may be triggering for victims of domestic violence. I’d been in my new city for about half a year now. In-between adjusting to a new schedule, a new job and an overall new life, I hadn’t truly made the time to commit to dating. I went on dates and… Read More I Left After the First Sign, and Felt Guilty For Not Staying For The Second.
By Erin Smith When people talk about their freshman year of college, they always mention how much fun they had. While they do mention that the whole experience can be academically stressful, they still talk about how they had friendships that will last a lifetime and the parties they went to. The one thing that… Read More My Loneliness Ain’t Killing Me No More
“It’s ok to feel unsure. it’s fine to not know. keep in mind that uncertainty doesn’t last forever. Clarity always shows up for us.” -Writer and Creative, Alexandra Elle My senior year of high school I remember thinking that I had to have my life together. I thought I had to have a full ride to college,… Read More A Plan is a Plan is a Plan…Just Breathe
It would be incredibly ungrateful of me to act as if I haven’t been extremely blessed over the past three months. The type of things that I’ve been able to do could have only been orchestrated by God. I had completed my undergraduate wish list and done everything I wanted to do in college. I… Read More Me, Myself and Post-Grad Growing Pains
What a time; what a year. It started with a bold goal in the MeditatedMelanin Team GroupMe about three months ago. After daydreaming about the future and what to do next, I told the team that I wanted one thing: “I think we can get, like, 80 people to the Blogsversary this year.” I thought I… Read More M^2: The Second Annual Blogaversary
I’m sitting on my couch right now blasting Yo Gotti in my ears. It’s early enough in the morning for me to write this, but late enough for it to be inconsiderate to call someone and ask if I should. It’s the perfect time for this, actually; I get to write and reflect without feeling… Read More As We Proceed: Happy 2 Years!
Monday 1/11 The only emotions I know how to express are anger and joy. Today, I am angry. And I am expressing it on this wack ass piece of paper only, and simply only, because I don’t want to hear anything from Dr. Julie about me not doing it. SO WHEN YOU READ THIS DR.… Read More Dear Dr. Julie
I have this huge, overwhelming fear of having my feelings hurt. In my version and world of anxiety, the thought of me opening the door to hurt, disappointment and rejection is so heavy that I often don’t do it at all. I could be rightfully upset with you and will hold back on it for… Read More Swang and Connect.
If you asked anyone what Nadia Iman Jones-Fundman’s biggest flaw was, they would tell you it was her inability to take no for an answer. When she tried out for cheerleading in college, she didn’t make the team. So she took it upon herself to follow the head coach around the school whispering cheers she… Read More Chapter 3: Nadia