6 Weeks of Depression

The best part about having Bipolar II Disorder is being depressed. *Cue the sarcastic grin* Depression is like the Groundhog seeing its shadow and running back into its hole. You do not want to do ANYTHING! If you could stay in your den, you would be fine. What makes me upset about being in aContinue reading “6 Weeks of Depression”

Low Battery

I had no idea what slow down means. I felt that if I sat down longer than a minute, I would get worried that I would not get things done. I have been this way since I was 11, and this “get up and go” mindset has only gotten worse. “Ariel, when do you everContinue reading “Low Battery”

Controlling Your Inner Empath

I saw this journal prompt that I want to share. The prompt said, how do you set boundaries and avoid absorbing someone else’s emotions and stress? I had a big issue with set boundaries when it comes to absorbing someone else’s stress and emotions. I like to call myself a mother by nature. I wantContinue reading “Controlling Your Inner Empath”

The Rainbow

Today there was a rainstorm that lasted about an hour where I work. I looked out of my office window at the rain and began to think of the most harmful and negative things I could come up with. I left work feeling so sad and defeated. As I was driving home, I saw theContinue reading “The Rainbow”

Am I Good Enough?

“Ariel is going to school for her Doctoral Degree!” “Ariel is a Director at a childcare center.” These are the statements that my mom makes to people about me on a day-to-day occurrence. I always tell her to stop telling people all of that stuff, but she would just roll her eyes and continue herContinue reading “Am I Good Enough?”

A Dear Fear Letter

Hey Fear, I cannot believe we have been together for this long. Understand Fear, and I am not happy with this relationship. You keep me locked in a box and have me second guess everything I do. There have been moments in our relationship; you have made me not trust the people that I loveContinue reading “A Dear Fear Letter”

Starting Over

Talking to someone that has wronged you is a difficult thing to deal with. The reason why that is because you aren’t sure if you can trust that person again. So, what do you do? Should you just stay away and never speak to them again? Or should you just take the high road andContinue reading “Starting Over”

Daddy-Daughter Date 2020

Tomorrow I am going out with my dad, and I am so nervous about going. I feel like this is the first time I have ever met him. I don’t know what I want to talk about. Should I just talk about what’s going on now? Should I bring up our fight in May? IContinue reading “Daddy-Daughter Date 2020”

A Letter to Little Ari

Dear Little Ari, I am sorry that you are hurting. I am sorry that you did not get the love that you wanted from your daddy. You are such a beautiful and smart little girl. He does not know what he is missing. You are going to become a wonderful and loving person. You willContinue reading “A Letter to Little Ari”