Update- 3 1/2 Months

It’s been a little over 3 and a half months since I’ve been off of my daily anxiety medication.  Though this journey has mostly been good, like everything in life there has been so not so good times.

3 1/2 month update

 

The past couple of weeks I was very anxious, especially leading up to my birthday.  Leading up to my birthday I was having panic attacks and stomach aches everyday (When a person is anxious, their body shuts down therefore stomach aches are likely to occur but this is not the case for everyone).  The anxiety (I think) was due to this being the first birthday without my Nana.  Mia, Nana, and I share the same birthday, so Mia and I were definitely worried about how this birthday was going to be.  In celebrating our beautiful grandmother, we decided to celebrate but lower key celebrations than we usually do.   On the day of my birthday and after I’ve been getting back to not being so anxious all the time.

I’ve had days where I don’t want to leave the house because of my anxiety, but I try to pull through and go out even if it’s just to the grocery store.  To me, it’s really important to have small victories with my anxiety–I don’t want it to control me.

It’s all about trying to live in the moment rather than worrying when my next anxiety attack will happen.  Trying to stop and smell the roses (Get it? Because I have a rose as the picture! Clever right..?)  Though each day I am becoming better and better at it. Practice makes perfect! 🙂

 

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Until then,

 

stay classy

LA Adventure

This week Mia and I are on spring break.  As well get closer to the weekend Mia and I decided to head up to LA for some fun adventures with our Mom!

We started the day off by going to Joan’s on Third (on W. 3rd St. in Los Angeles) to get some coffee.  And being me, I had to take a picture of my coffee outside of the establishment…If you don’t document it, did you really go?

LA adventure

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Lent Update

Just a little Lent Update for you!

**Disclaimer: These are my experiences alone.  

If you saw last Tuesday’s post it was What I’m Giving Up For Lent (the link here).

As of Wednesday, March 8th at approximately 3:30pm I decided to eat meat more specifically an in n out burger.  This is the first time that I wasn’t able to complete what I gave up for Lent.  I don’t see this as a failure, but as more of a ‘live and learn’ experience.  In addition,  I don’t feel like I quit either.  I chose that it was something that I didn’t want to put my body through any longer.

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What I’m Giving Up For Lent

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which means it’s also the start of the Lenten season.

This year has just flown right past me. I feel like the older I get, the more I realize that a year is not long at all. It’s a short about of time, and I am striving to enjoy every second.

Anyway…

Last year during this time, I decided that I was going to give up coffee for the duration of Lent, which came to 47 days (including Sundays and Leap day). I had given up coffee for Lent once before during my senior year of high school, but it was definitely harder this last time around.

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