I was diagnosed with bipolar four years ago. Four years!! That is four years of all sorts of mood swings, all sorts of both valley and mountaintop moments. That is four years of on-and-off depression and mostly-off manic moments (phew!). My mental health journey has certainly been that: a journey. Years and years ago, a … More Four Years Of Bipolar: On Hope + Expectation
I had a lonely childhood. Not necessarily physically or even when it came down to friendships. I was reasonably social, making friends at school and church. I was involved in extracurricular programs and my youth ministry. But emotionally, I felt distant and alone in many ways. I think the source of most of this loneliness … More Come Together: On Loneliness & Connection
Lately, I’ve doubted God. I have not doubted His existence, but I certainly doubt His power and even His presence. I doubt He wants and works for what is best for me, I doubt whether He truly loves me with all that He is. As per usual, me and my sinful heart are wrong — … More More Than Conquerors: On When Doubt In God Creeps In
It’s easy to romanticize blogging. It’s words and pictures and beauty and Instagram likes. It’s getting free stuff and making connections and hanging out with the coolest people in the coolest spots in the coolest city. In some aspects and to some degree, it is that: sharing stories and engaging audiences and receiving perks and … More Do It For The People: A Recap On Dallas Blogger Brunch
Andiamo is an important word for me. While studying abroad in Italy two summers ago, I truly learned how to rest in God’s presence. Thousands of miles from home, with only a handful of friends and my measly Italian, I often sat with God and explored my new city alone. One of our tour guides, … More Andiamo, Let’s Go!
I’m a bit of a worry wart. Or at least, I used to be. I worried about my GPA, I worried about my reputation. I worried about my future career, I worried about relationships. Then I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and I underwent outpatient group therapy at Meier Clinic, and it radically changed my … More Do Not Worry: On Anxiety