This past weekend my hubby and I took a day trip to a local park and did a little hiking. I haven't done as much walking this summer as I would have liked. It's been hot and I've been unmotivated. Sometimes self care is getting out there and doing things you don't care to do. … Continue reading Weekend Self Care
Today I had the most incredible experience. A co-worker brought in some monarch caterpillars for the children’s department desk. I named the first one Katie... as my blog name is Becoming Katie Butterfly... this morning when I came into work. She had become a butterfly. I got to let her fly away. It was the … Continue reading Becoming Katie Butterfly
Food for thought. I usually try to have the best attitude possible. Be upbeat, uplifting, encouraging, inspiring, caring, loving - all those things. I've noticed lately though that my attitude downright sucks. Maybe it's the mood swings from my current medication change. But, I've noticed that I complain way more than I should. I'm cranky … Continue reading Attitudes Are Contagious – Is Yours Worth Catching?
Music. I love music and it has been a major part of my healing journey. Songs and lyrics have a way of touching my heart in ways that other things just can't. I met Jenn Bostic several years back when I attended a local concert that supported my job. Her music and her personality just … Continue reading How Meeting Jenn Bostic Changed My Life
Last night I started my new dosage of my seroquel decrease. I'm a little nervous but excited at the same time. I won't know how I can do in less medication unless I try. And if I start to fall I know I can call people right away before things get worse Thank you Mariska … Continue reading Medication Change Part 2
My husband and I decided to spend this hot summer Sunday at the county park! It was a great day of self care!!! I even spotted a butterfly! It's so nice to just sit back and enjoy life! Hope you enjoy the pictures from our day!
Dear Survivor, You are so incredibly brave. It takes great courage to get out of bed each morning and try to make the most of each day. Some days are hard, you may not even want to get out of bed and if you aren't able to, that's ok. You are still so brave and … Continue reading Survivor Love Letter
When I first remembered that I had been raped, I told a few people that I had met online through the Law and Order: SVU fandom. That was when I first found my voice. I later told a few people in real life. My therapist, a co-worker and a few others. I must say I … Continue reading Why I Support The Family Center
As I get ready to bid 2017 farewell and say hello to 2018 I wanted to write a year in review blog post. I am going to be sharing some pictures from through-out the year. 2017 was a year of struggles, growth, healing, new found strength, loss and finding out who I am and where I want to be in life. Here is to more growth and healing in 2018. ♥Katie Butterfly
I wanted to write a blog post on what it’s like to live with multiple mental health issues. Please note: could possibly trigger. Please read with caution. Welcome to hell. I was introduced to this hell as a 14 year old. I literally fought for my life though, depression, anxiety, suicide attempts etc and I … Continue reading Welcome To Hell – Life With Mental Health Issues