Where Have I Been?t

This thought popped into my mind this morning after weeks on end of battling (balancing?) my physical and mental health. I am working full-time in my field right now with the company I started with back in July and it doesn’t leave much time or energy for anything else. This is the reason I’ve been…

Rolling With the Punches

My God is faithful….this I KNOW without a single doubt. Feeling lost or without clear direction is hard..but when I feel that way, I have found that it causes me to re-center myself inwardly and to TRULY rely on God as well as lean on my support system. Especially when it is something (like I…

My Mental Health Story: PART 2 VLOG

Welcome back!! Part 2 picks up right as I started sliding into a very deep depression in the Fall of 2015. If my story speaks to your heart and/or your situation, please help me get the word out by sharing this on social media! Thank you! "WHAT THE WHAT, INDEED……" Friends, this is my plea…

My Mental Health Story: PART 1 VLOG

Welcome!!! I am SO glad you are here. Please sit back and let these 5 videos play as I share my journey with you. As each video goes, we get deeper into my mental health story so stay with me in the first few as I bring you all up to speed on how the…

Chapter 6: “The Storm Rages On”

Welcome back everyone…here we are at Chapter 6. If you are new to my story, take some time  to go read Chapters 1-5 before reading this one. In this part of my story, we pick up right when I had to stop working on November 1, 2015. It has taken me more mental preparation to write…

The Eccedentesiast: A poem about hiding pain behind a smile

The Eccedentesiast I tell of my journey with a smile on my face- how else shall I explain the pain that time simply cannot erase? To tell it with emotion would paralyze me there unable to move forward every time I share. The process of becoming a master of disguise was long and arduous; the truth…

Chapters 3 & 4: The Story of EmilySpeaks

Once they sat the chair down in my bedroom, it was now time to get me settled into the four walls that would be my fortress of recovery and prison that locked me away from the world all rolled-into one.