I have exciting news! My lovely husband and I (+ Hello Hopeful of course) have decided to team up and help produce a really cool event for game developers! LoJam is a free event for everyone in the game dev industry, and encourages them to team up - or work independently - to create a complete game in under 48 hours! Insane!
I was about 22 when I got my first apartment without any roommates. I was in my second year of college and my mental health was at an all-time low. Some of things going on in my life included sabotaging a really healthy relationship in exchange for a toxic one…
Self-care is talked about all the freaking time when it comes to mental health. Some of the things that come to mind is taking long hot baths or spending $20 on a new lush face mask (this is my all-time favorite). Personally, baths are the bomb and I could live in there if I had unlimited hot water and YouTube, but I understand that self-care looks different for everyone.
When I was 15, I finally manipulated - err - convinced, yeah, my dad to let me have a pet, specifically a black cat. (For a little background on this, I was preeeeetty emo - studded belt, bleached hair, lip ring, the whole 9.)
Once upon a time my sister invited my husband and I out for a drink. This is the moment she set up to tell us that she was eloping and wanted us to come along and witness the journey. After loads of happy tears, we got to talk deets and they were deciding between Malta and Gibraltar - both are tropical, both are beautiful, and I'd never heard of either place until this moment.
For most people, "spring fever" means they get excited for spending more time outside after being cooped up and cold all winter. Bike riding, walks through the park, ice cream... whatever they have been missing comes back like a big, warm gust of wind. However, for me (and many others with seasonal disorders) spring means preparing myself for the fact that I'm going to have a near-irresistible urge to destroy the entire life I built...
Hello! I’m Kirstie, nice to meet you! I’m a 20-something millennial with a mortgage AND avocado toast - and a history of mental health experiences. I’m here to share those stories + do my part to end the stigma.
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