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?
Please check out the Survivor Stories tab and sub-tabs to view other's stories. Please let me know if you would like to include your story too! "Healing begins when someone bears witness. I see you. I believe you." Olivia Benson Survivor Stories Stay fearless!💜Katie Butterfly
•Possible trigger warning for eating disorder talk• I had written this almost 4 years ago. So much has changed. _____________________ August 08, 2014 I have realized on this hell-ish journey of what they call anorexia, that the number will never be enough. I've been starving myself off and on since about February. First it was … Continue reading The Number Will Never Be Enough – How I Proved My Eating Disorder Wrong
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!
I saw my psych med person earlier this week. I told her how I feel I've been overly medicated and was finally honest about how much I was really sleeping because of my medication cocktail. I also told her how amazing it is to feel slightly human again. It's hard to explain the foggy/groggy feeling … Continue reading Got Meds? Medication Change Update
Exactly one month from today I will be turning 30. I am so excited to be entering a new decade and finally leave the horrible 20s behind. I say that because it was in my 20s that my mental health issues were at their worst and it was also during my 20s that I experienced … Continue reading Great Things Are Happening
Get Happy. My new Bath and Body Works Lotion and Body Spray set. Even nearly 9 years later I am still learning how to love my body after it betrayed me. I'm slowly realizing that it wasn't my body that betrayed me but my abuser. I'm slowly learning to love my body just the way … Continue reading Get Happy: Self Care After Being Sexually Abused