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The Girl With Moxie
Faces of Depression, Day 20

Today has been better. Had work projects to keep my mind occupied and some quiet time on the back porch, including cat cuddles, eased the stress and anxiety on the fringes of my brain. Today is a 5 out of 10.

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The Girl With Moxie
Faces of Depression, Day 19

Woke up on the late side this morning, but got to work on a couple tasks that distracted me from my anxiety and then did some journaling that gave me much needed clarity about some of my bigger issues regarding self-worth, validation and self-assessment. After that, I felt confident enough to negotiate some deals and...

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Family vacations are bullshit and I can’t wait until the next one.

Family vacations are bullshit and I can’t wait until the next one.

There is a point in every family vacation when I begin referring to my children as “Poor Life Choice Number 1, 2, 3, and 4.” Not to their faces, obviously. That would be mean. I did however refer to my older kids and nieces and nephews as “SLAs,” which stands for “slightly less annoying” (than the younger...

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The Girl With Moxie
Faces of Depression, Day 18

This is what it looks like when you get up late because you don’t want to deal with anyone, but you shower, put on makeup and do your hair because you are supposed to go to an event tonight that you’ve been anticipating for months, then you find out the financial hole you’re in...

The Girl With Moxie
Faces of Depression, Day 17

I had a feeling that several 7-plus days in a row meant a crash was coming, and sure enough, today was pretty craptacular. Client issues, my living situation and financial stressors compounded to make me extra agitated and irritable…which leads me to something I’ve been meaning to discuss: anger. Many people may not realize that...

The Girl With Moxie
Faces of Depression, Day 16

We’re now a little past the halfway point for the month and I’ve learned a lot over the past couple weeks. It doesn’t matter too much how I look – or how anyone looks, for that matter – when depression is present. If I do my hair and makeup, it can deftly conceal the...

The Girl With Moxie
Faces of Depression, Day 15

Long day but a good one. Spent several hours at the AAA service center getting the car checked out, but had letter writing, journaling and a little urban exploration to keep me entertained. Then went to Pops’ house to hang out and look for old stuff of mine in the attic. Went to the...

The Girl With Moxie
Faces of Depression, Day 14

Busy day with client work, a subject interview for an article, and a new contract (yay!). Took this photo a few minutes ago using the crappy front facing camera on my tablet, so it’s blurry and dim. I’ve been cold today, so been wearing a beanie and scarf my cousin Sasha knitted for me....

The Girl With Moxie
Faces of Depression, Day 13

Took this photo around 3 p.m. Woke up feeling much more positive about everything, and the annoyances that popped up over the course of the day disappeared quickly. I felt restless and distracted most of the day, but by the evening I felt more focused and was able to complete a few items that...

The Girl With Moxie
Faces of Depression, Day 12

Woke up at 4:30 am and couldn’t fall back asleep, so I read a book until I got sleepy. With that auspicious start to the day, I thought it might end up not being all that great. But it turned out to be much more serendipitous than I could have hoped for, and I...

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