Hello friends. My name is Sarah and I am 29 years old. I have worked in the legal field for over decade and am going back to school full time to shift careers into the world of mental health. I am working towards a bachelor’s degree in psychology and creative writing and eventually want to become a clinical psychologist. I also volunteer as a crisis counselor. In my free time, I am big on exercise, reading, friends, my special needs cat, throwing pottery, and manicures.
I started this blog because I believe the world can be a lonely place. I hope in sharing my own experiences, messy and raw, I can lessen that sense of isolation for others. I have struggled with mental illness in my family as well as my own anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, sexual abuse, and an eating disorder, all things which are highly stigmatized and of which I have been encouraged not to discuss too loudly or too openly for fear of making others uncomfortable.
I believe those looking to heal or grow need to something to grasp in order to make progress themselves; at least, that was my experience. So many of us are making this journey alone. Struggling with mental health doesn’t need to be void of connection. We shouldn’t feel shame around it. The entries found here are an honest attempt to articulate my frustrations, emotions, and experiences as I move through my own growth. I hope something in here can help you feel grounded, connected, inspired, or really just anything at all. With love. You are never alone.