Salt Water

Cheney366skies, Daily Photo, Mental Health, Uncategorized2 Comments

After seeing my lovely therapist this morning, I decided that what I needed more than anything in the entire world was to go to the beach. I just didn’t care that it was January and 31 degrees with a windchill that made it feel much colder. I knew and didn’t care that the wind off the water would probably not … Read More

Still Learning

CheneyCrafts, Daily Photo, Mental Health1 Comment

My mom told me that my dad really wanted me to make him a lap blanket for Christmas. I agreed, because my dad is notoriously hard to shop for besides basic things like Dunkin gift cards (my go-to gift for him) and now, the occasional book as he’s finally picked up reading as a hobby in his fifties. Of course, … Read More

Ready to Believe I’m Ready to Change

CheneyMental Health2 Comments

One of my favorite poets, Nicole Blackman, once wrote: You must change your life. You are never ready. I discovered her poetry in high school, and for some reason I’ve held on to those words for over fifteen years. Every time I think about changing something in my life, in fact, those two lines of poetry spring up from the … Read More

C is for Columbine

CheneyBlogging Challenges, Mental Health7 Comments

On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave “a lasting impression on the world.” Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence-irrevocably branding every subsequent shooting “another Columbine.” …The result is an astonishing account … Read More

The System is Broken

CheneyMental Health, Rants12 Comments

I’ve been feeling really anxious lately, more worried, more on edge, more depressed. It’s a terrible thing because I do suffer from depression and anxiety and I know that it can present its symptoms in cycles. I’ve been feeling really good and I’ve been off of medication for over a year now, but now I am thinking it’s time to … Read More

Feeling the SAD

CheneyMental Health3 Comments

I’m here somewhere, but I feel half gone now. I think it’s the cold, and the dark, and the winter. You know, I think we all thought it was going to be mild and fly by, nothing to worry about, nothing we’ll remember a few years from now. But it snows a few times a week. Forecasters (as useful and … Read More

Day 46 – Depression Lies?

CheneyMental Health4 Comments

Depression lies. That’s what Jenny The Bloggess said, and I never really understood what she means by that until now. You know, for years, I didn’t believe in depression? Honestly. I literally didn’t believe it was a real thing. I was one of those ignorant people, totally ignorant! and I really thought that people who said they were depressed were … Read More