You Are Not Broken

You are not broken: Finding the right mental health professional

Not sure where to start in seeking help for your mental health? Neither was I. I want to write this quick little blog post about how to navigate the murky waters in the mental health community. As a country, we do a terrible job of stigmatizing mental health in a way where it’s difficult to talk to anyone about it because we feel ashamed and usually anyone we feel comfortable enough talking to about it do not have the skills, tools or resources to really help us with it. I am not claiming that I have all the answers, but I do want to share with you all the information I have gathered while looking for help myself. I haven’t navigated this without insurance, so please keep in mind that your experience will differ depending on whether or not you have insurance. I hope to update this resource when I have more information about how to seek help while uninsured.

Create a Great Gatsby Look for Under $60

This past weekend we attended a roaring twenties party and I’ll start out by saying, I’ve been waiting for this moment my whole life, old sport. 🙂

But if you know anything about me, you know I hate spending a lot of money on anything. My grandmother used to take us to Goodwill for the half-off Saturdays when we were growing up. I would pretend I hated it, but secretly I totally loved every second. Jeremiah thinks it’s hilarious to hear me rattle off how little I paid when friends compliment my outfits or items in our home, “Goodwill girl, you know it. Five dollars!” But this time, I consulted my two other favorite places to save money – Amazon and AliExpress.

My Surprise Proposal

I’m sure that if you’re here, you already know that I GOT ENGAGED THIS MONTH! It’s been a whirlwind of a month between this surprise engagement trip to Texas, Christmas and New Years I’m just now finally catching up from all of it. I wanted to document this, in its entirety, for my own future reference and to help my readers feel like they know me a little better! After all, if you’re here, I consider us friends! That’s one of my biggest reasons for blogging – I love making connections with readers/viewers alike! But enough about that, let’s get into the juicy stuff – how we met and how he asked. Did I mention it was a SURPRISE trip to Texas?! (heart explodes)