The Fear-Black Dragon

CheneyMental Health4 Comments

Not my fear-black dragon tattoo, but it's awesome.

There’s this feeling you get when you’re scared, but you aren’t sure if you should be. Have you ever had that feeling? It’s like when you’re heading up the first hill on a roller coaster, that excited anticipation mixed with something that you really don’t want to call fear, because no one likes to admit they’re afraid of something that … Read More

Just Like This

CheneyPersonal Growth0 Comments

I’ve been spending a lot of time alone lately, and spending a lot of that time trying to figure stuff out about myself and make myself better. Does that sound weird? It’s true. I think a lot of people probably have times in their lives where they really want to make some drastic change because they think it will make … Read More

when you’re alone

CheneyPoetry, Writing Challenges6 Comments

it doesn’t have to be the scariest thing in the world to get out of bed in the morning i know how it feels sometimes, the quickening, the fear, the panic, and how much you would rather crawl back back into a place that feels safe but you don’t have to be afraid all the time

Lofty Goals

CheneyBlogging, On Writing0 Comments

This new blog is for the pounding in my heart when I come to a new blank page. Specifically this blank page, where I come say: “Hey.” Even though I would usually rather not talk to people, I would pretty much always rather be sitting at home by myself reading or watching TV, but the thing is I have all … Read More

We Can’t Be Afraid to Try

CheneyPersonal Growth0 Comments

There are a lot of things that I am afraid of. As a woman, as a mother, a writer, a designer, and a new business owner (on top of everything else which defines who I am) there seem to be countless things to be scared of. I’m afraid I will fail. At everything. I’m afraid people won’t take me seriously. … Read More

Pensive

CheneyBlogging Challenges, On Writing3 Comments

Lately I’ve been freaking out about not writing. More broadly, I’ve been freaking out about how I feel that I am adrift, directionless. I don’t see a path for my future from where I’m at now, and I am honestly not sure how I am going to get there, or anywhere, when I am stuck in this funk of feeling … Read More

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