You are perfect just the way you are. Yes, I've put on weight and I have high cholesterol but that doesn't change who I am. I am learning how to love myself AND treat my body properly. It's definitely a journey but it's one step at a time. My weight doesn't define me. No one … Continue reading Perfectly Flawed
Lately I've been bombarded with anxiety, unwanted thoughts, on-coming depression, freaking out about health issues and what feels like 50-million other things. That's what having anxiety and depression can feel like. I need to continue to sleep less (yeah, I've sucked at it since the police report) I need to be doing cleaning - laundry, … Continue reading Time For Some Self Care
via Interview with Felicia Johnson Author of Her I wanted to reblog this post. I just finished reading this book again and have started on the spin off’’s. Felicia Johnson is an amazing writer!
Today I walked into our hospital/clinic to go to a routine lab appointment. The smell of the hospital reminded me of the time I was very sick and associated that hospital smell of being a safe place. This was before I had any experience with being inpatient. I deemed it a safe place because I … Continue reading My Truth About Psych Wards
"Wherever you go, there you are" is something my mom quoted often in my life growing up. I used to laugh at how ridiculous it sounded until I realized what it meant and how it could be applied to my life. As I was going into my teen years, my mental health issues decided to … Continue reading “Wherever You Go, There You Are”
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?
Dear Best Friend I Chased Away: I’ve made many mistakes in my life. Mostly due to my BPD and traumatic past. I’ve been a horrible friend, said and did so many things I wish I could take back. To those I have hurt and lost along the way, this letter is for you. I wish … Continue reading Open Letter To The Best Friend I Lost
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