An Open Love Letter: You’re Not Alone

This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. You can share on social media with #EndTheStigma and #DebtDrop. — This post isn’t going to cite facts about depression or being in debt. If you’re here, chances are you know that both suck. Instead, it’s an open love letter to anyone who has struggled with debt, suicidal…

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The Benefits & Downsides of Social Media

Social media is a beast that I’ve been struggling with ever since I started this blog. On one hand, it’s amazing that we can easily connect with anyone around the world. We can spread our messages and ideas at no cost and get daily doses of inspiration and knowledge in condensed forms. Anyone can have a voice. On the other hand, we’re bombarded with tons of different feelings upon scrolling through our feeds. Even if some of us think we’re invincible when it comes to…

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Attempting to Escape the Need for Perfection

I used to think my perfectionistic tendencies made me a better person. My obsession with detail meant that mistakes rarely made it past my rigorous checks. Where others took shortcuts, I went the extra mile to ensure I followed directions to a T. Of course, this meant that it took me forever and a day to accomplish anything. It also meant that I developed an extreme fear of putting anything out there that contained a (gasp) mistake. The need for perfection killed my creativity. This…

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