THE SCARIES

Today is Monday, a generally dreaded day. However, I am happy that today is Monday because it marks my first full week back from vacation. Each time I stray from my daily routine, I always find it comforting to once again return to it. The simple actions of waking up, making my own breakfast, doingContinue reading “THE SCARIES”

BURNOUT

Burnout is a term I was never aware of before entering high school and something I never realized I experienced until this year. Burnout, put simply, is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by¬†excessive and prolonged stress. It is something that can be very difficult to recognize, especially by those who displayContinue reading “BURNOUT”

WHY I DELETED TIKTOK

In 2019, I made the choice to download the up-and-coming app TikTok. Like its antecedent Musical.ly, I assumed TikTok would be another entertaining pastime that would provide a creative outlet and area to explore a new online community. And for a time, that is exactly what it was. 2019 was a year I consider toContinue reading “WHY I DELETED TIKTOK”

DEAR YOUNGER RIA

Today officially marks one week since my seventeenth birthday. As with each year, seventeen does not seem to hold any more weight than sixteen. Yet, when I reflect on all my prior birthdays, I notice the minor qualities that I have developed with each passing year and life experience. As I explained in the postContinue reading “DEAR YOUNGER RIA”

HAPPY WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

Yesterday, October 10 2021, was World Mental Health Day, an international holiday recognized by both the World Health Organization and the World Federation for Mental Health. Its objective is to “raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health”. Naturally, this day should be used toContinue reading “HAPPY WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY”

MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES

** This post may be triggering to some struggling with/recovering from an eating disorder or those who struggle with depressive/self-harming/suicidal thoughts. If this is you, please take your own health into consideration and explore my blog to find other posts that may be better suited for your mental health at this time. ** If youContinue reading “MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES”

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is what I would call a “necessary evil”. For most of us, it’s the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing we look at before going to sleep. The world is always moving, and at times, it can seem like the less time you spend scrolling, the more youContinue reading “THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA”

MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS

Recently, with the COVID-19 Pandemic affecting the lives of a great number of people, more individuals are making the choice to stay home for the safety of themselves and their families. For teens, this means more time on social media, less time outside, less time with friends. It also means that those with various mentalContinue reading “MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS”