• Find Joy,  Mental Health

    Recognizing Depression and Anxiety in my Extroverted Self

    I had in my head an outline for how I wanted to tell my story. Nice and linear, each installment with its own lesson or insight. HA! Anyone who writes can probably tell you that’s not how story telling usually goes. So instead of trying to force my story into non-existent structure, I’m telling you the part that I feel is important at this moment. This summer I visited my hometown and took some time to look through my yearbooks and scrapbooks. These were full of my achievements. But there is something missing from them, something that is not visible and I was not even aware of. High School I…

  • Daily Routine,  Find Joy

    Find Joy in the Unexpected Moments

    Today is a big day for me. I will be receiving my first injection of the recently approved preventive migraine medicine Aimovig. I didn’t sleep well at all last night and my anxiety has been high. I had a therapy appointment scheduled this morning, which was fortunate. I was able to process some of what I was feeling about something that has the potential to be life changing. Both my therapist and my neurologist have offices in Gahanna, a suburb east of Columbus. I have spent little time in Gahanna except to attend these appointments and I found myself with a little bit of time this morning. I thought I…