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Month: August 2017

Schedule work and school first

Schedule work and school first

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #3. Schedule work and school first! Make a calendar/schedule for school assignments and keep up with it! Something I found helpful for myself was to not just write down due dates, but also plan ahead and write down dates ahead of time for when I should start an assignment or project. Therefore, if I forget to check my calendar or forget to look ahead in my schedule, I don’t run into the problem of missing…

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It’s okay to ask for help

It’s okay to ask for help

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #2. It’s okay to ask for help My biggest mistake after my 1st year was the lack of utilizing my resources and reaching out when I found myself struggling. I realized ¾ through the year I had a very stubborn persona when it came to school. I was determined to do it all completely on my own. My perfectionism and firm outlook ended up digging myself a hole. I felt that because I was in college,…

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Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide

A new series I will beginning is, Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide (totally not copying Ned for those youngins that noticed😉) where I will post snippets of advice and things I learned after my first year of college. College is perceived as a new and exciting milestone filled with broke bank accounts, loads of partying, and lesser amounts of learning. Though this may be true in some sense, your college experience is really in your hands. How you choose to…

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Withdrawal Pt.3

Withdrawal Pt.3

It’s been a little over 3 weeks since I stopped taking my antidepressants after 4 years+ of use. Things are getting better. And I find a lot of relief just being able to say that. The withdrawal that I experienced was quite terrifying, stressful, and time consuming to deal with. But my health is now improving. The first two weeks of this demon aftereffect are honestly a blur; and my memory hasn’t been too sharp still since. I still feel…

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A Loss

A Loss

Music in and heads down Everybody’s fighting to wear the crown Only smiles on his face No sign of a frown Searching to find Someone else of his kind While slowly drowning Inside his own mind Unaware of the hope Too busy tying the rope Unlucky for him Never learned how to cope Now it’s too late No room for debate We can’t let another Slip through at this rate

Are We So Different?

Are We So Different?

Are we so different? Is my life much different than yours? Do you ever find yourself staring into a screen until the day starts over? Do you ever finish one Netflix show just to move onto another? Do you ever watch YouTube videos until you need to find a charger? Do you ever wonder if life is more than cheap thrills and one night stands? Do you ever desperately want to do something more with your life? Do you ever…

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Batman Begins

Batman Begins

And so it begins: senior year. The past few weeks have been hectic due to summer coming to a close and school getting ready to start up. My mind has been preoccupied with an endless amount of thoughts and emotions. It has honestly been a torrential downpour of mixed feelings. On one hand, I am always looking forward to being back in school so I can reconnect with friends and add more structure to my life. On the other, the…

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Withdrawal Pt.2

Withdrawal Pt.2

My social life, personal life, and work life have all been affected. To the point I’ve had to call off work, waste my day away in bed, and irritate those around me from being on such edge. There are times I get so dizzy and nauseous I can’t even operate my own car for the safety of myself and others. Just the other day while driving with my boyfriend running an errand, I looked over and said, “I feel dizzy”…

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Withdrawal

Withdrawal

Well folks, I’ve been off my antidepressants for just about 2 weeks now; and I can straight up tell you it’s been hell. Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome: a condition that can occur following the interruption, dose reduction, or discontinuation of antidepressant drugs, including selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). The symptoms can include flu-like symptoms and disturbances in sleep, senses, movement, mood, and thinking. —Thanks, google. So, hi, hello, it’s me, Grace, and I’m currently going through withdrawal. Withdrawal. A…

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The Open Road

The Open Road

My hands on the wheel grip tighter. My foot slowly pushes down on the gas. My eyes track the speedometer as it rises. 20, 30, 40. The moonlight illuminates the open road as rows of corn pass by. Dark thoughts begin to fill my head. What is the point of moving forward? What does tomorrow have to offer me? Why is the pain becoming unbearable? My foot continues to press down. 50, 60, 70. Why am I hurting so much?…

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