Motherhood

Being a mom is hard. It’s the hardest, yet most fulfilling job I’ve ever had. As of late someone in my life has made me question myself as a mom. My ability to love and cherish and care for. But the people in my life fill me with confidence. My sister. My best friend. My…

To my wife

Today I feel overwhelmed to let the woman I love know just how much she means to me. Ashley, you are the love of my life. Your smile lights up my world and your presence brings be peace and joy. I hope you know that I notice every little thing you do for me. Giving…

Do I love you well?

My mental health isn’t great today. It could be because I’m hungover, or maybe because I didn’t take meds last night, or just because I have a tendency to beat myself up. Maybe it’s a combination of all three. Regardless of the why, this is where I’m at today. What prompted this shit show? Sometimes…

Strawberries

You’re listening to one of our songs and you ask me if I could be your mind for you, what would I be thinking. I can’t answer. I don’t know how. I know you’re looking for some reassurance, and I’m unsure if any of my answers will provide that. I’m coming down from my anxiety….

Stream of consciousness – the anxious mind

I know my brain makes up crazy things when I feel like this. I can’t trust my own thought process in these moments. Which is exhausting. Sometimes I wish I just had a normal, easy going brain. I mean, I know everyone gets anxious in some capacity. Everyone knows what it’s like to have a…

What are your hobbies?

“What are my hobbies?” Right now, nothing. I don’t have any hobbies. So how do I answer this question. I tell my girlfriend what my hobbies used to be. Reading. Writing. Cooking. Running. Yoga. Meditation. Why don’t I do them anymore? My girlfriend asked me if she holds me back from these things. And she…

You know me

You know me. The real, unfiltered, sometimes troubled version of myself. The real god damn deal. You pay attention to me. I’ve never felt so seen in my whole life. And somehow, you love me. You love me so deeply that I can feel it. I never thought a love like this existed. Until you…

Rough Day

My girlfriend and I both cried yesterday, for separate reasons. Long stories short, it was a rough day for us both. Some things came up that challenged us in ways that took us by surprise. For me, something came up that would normally cause me to shut down. But my partners response to the problem…

I thought I could go off my meds

How silly of me. I felt good, strong and happy. So I thought, if there’s anytime I can go off my medication it’s now. I had to make a med switch anyway due to side effects. So right now I’m taking half of my my old meds to make the switch. And I feel it….

What I learned from my past relationships

I think what I learned the most from my past relationships are how to be a bad partner. Don’t let this confuse you. I am a great partner I just also happened to make a lot of mistakes. And I’ve learned from them. So, here are some of the things I will never forget: Always…