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Spring Vibes & Work Headaches

Oh, the wonders that come from leaving my window open for the whole day today and not being cold! I haven’t felt this warm in a long time. It’s not quite tanktop weather yet though I changed out of my hoodie sweater from yesterday. The process for acclimating my plants to the new temperatures is…… Continue reading Spring Vibes & Work Headaches

gardening · Perspective on life · spring · Thoughts and feelings · winter

Out of Hibernation

Honestly, I’ve just been too busy to write and other obligations took priority. Life had a way of pulling me into a million other things despite that it was the winter season. I definitely felt the struggle as winter hit its frenzy with very gradual increase every day with less and less hours of daylight.…… Continue reading Out of Hibernation

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Nervous Energy

I’m tired and have an early work day tomorrow morning so this post will be a short one. I had Thursday and Friday off from work due to the Thanksgiving holiday but otherwise, I did not celebrate it. Having days off was nice though. For once I didn’t have to set my alarm to wake…… Continue reading Nervous Energy

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Mental Mind Games

I may be turning over a new leaf in life. Or at least I feel compelled this week to try my hardest to think positively and hope my positive energies will translate into positive actions. I don’t know how long I will keep up with these audio readings of my blog posts. I still don’t…… Continue reading Mental Mind Games

anxiety · public speaking · social anxiety · Thoughts and feelings

Speaking Nerves

This post will be kind of different. If you clicked the audio link within this post, you’ll hear my voice reading along with what is written here. I’m in the midst of recovering from a cold and have been especially prone lately to an itchy throat that comes out as a dry cough. I hope…… Continue reading Speaking Nerves

anxiety · Comfort zone · overthinking things · people problems · ramblings · self-doubt · Thoughts and feelings

Self-Involved

I think I’m quite self-absorbed in my own problems. Perhaps everyone is to some extent? I find it incredible (in an admiring way) how some people have such busy and fast-paced things going on their lives and still manage to seem like they have it all together. My cousin just had a baby about a…… Continue reading Self-Involved

amusement park · people · perception · public speaking · social anxiety · Thoughts and feelings

Spotlight Effect

I have a packed day tomorrow that involves a lot of “peopling” and I have high hopes that I can do it. I felt somewhat stressed about all of it. To give my mind a break from thinking so hard, I read this lighthearted article that had a round-up of advice given by people on…… Continue reading Spotlight Effect

anxiety · college days · daily · life · overthinking things · Thoughts and feelings

Life Stressors

I’m contemplating visiting my professor during his office hours on Tuesday to talk to him about my discomfort with being back in a classroom around people after attending virtual-only courses for several semesters. I don’t know how exactly voicing my concerns to him will change anything. I’m unhappy the classroom itself is small and it…… Continue reading Life Stressors

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Caring Too Much About What People Think

Back in 2020 when I first transferred into the college I am still studying at now, I was in desperate need of mental health support and turned to my school’s personal counseling office. I enrolled in weekly scheduled group therapy sessions where there were two therapists-in-training and a select number of students who were also…… Continue reading Caring Too Much About What People Think