Grab a coffee and let’s chat, shall we. If you are looking for recipes, I pinky swear there will be one shared with you tomorrow that you will love. Right now, I wanted to share a little something something. If you have no desire to read something wordy – no worries. Deliciousness will be back tomorrow as #BrunchWeek will begin!
This year has been a tad rocky and yes, I know I have been a bit quiet as I handle a few things around here. Thankfully, I had some great friends pull me out of a severely deep funk and remind me how much things have changed for the better. I changed careers, cut some toxic people out of my life and have been hitting milestone after milestone. But still – my mind races and tells me that I’m not accomplishing enough and that perhaps, I am failing.
Do you ever have that little negative voice in your head that you would love to muzzle? My voice – let’s just say it’s been screaming at a fevered pitch lately.
To be totally upfront, I have been battling severe stress, depression and anxiety for years, which I can mostly attribute to the former 9to9s and it reminds me of why I left my legal eagle life. However, the adjustment from legal eagle wench to the new digs has been a total 180 and if anyone ever tells you that stress is “nothing” – I might beg to disagree. When it comes to my stress, depression and anxiety, I’ve always been good at hiding it and when I read this article as well as well as one on what it’s like to have high-functioning anxiety was like a punch to the gut. How did they know what I’m dealing with? It was also comforting to know that my mind wasn’t playing tricks on me. To deal with this I often retreat into a ball and bury myself in my work – clearly that needed to change….