Goodbye January

Goodbye January

  Now that the month is coming to an end, I am reflecting on all the new opportunities that I have been given or experienced. This month was more than a start of a new year, it was the start of new experiences, friendships, and moments. This month I have celebrated my late father’s 50th [...]

Dear Grief

Dear Grief

Dear Grief, You Suck. When one continues to grieve... you find yourself very vulnerable in different situations throughout the day. I hate it. I hate that even when I go to schedule an oil change that I have to be reminded that I can no longer say it is under "Troy Johnson" or that if [...]

Grief vs. The World

Grief vs. The World

One simple, "how are you hanging in there?", "how is today going?", saying something is better than nothing. I struggle everyday with hurting so badly on the inside when the rest of the world is still going. I may look okay on the outside but there is a constant cloud over me wherever I go. [...]

Why I Talk

Why I Talk

Lately I have been stressing over letting other people down, letting myself down, trying to find my place, my purpose that I broke down. Yep. You heard that right. Even though I am an advocate for mental health, I still have my days where I just want to cry, stay in bed, and truly not [...]

Find Your Tribe

grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. "she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support" synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, indebtedness; recognition, acknowledgment, credit   There are so many things to be grateful for in life (not just around thanksgiving). For example, I [...]