just here writing whatever thoughts come into my brain and giving them a place to go
Solo In Sedona: Day 2 of 2
In September 2021, I went on my first ever cross country solo trip. I flew from Baltimore to Phoenix, then from there, drove from Arizona to California. It was one of the best experiences of my life, and it's about time I shared my adventures in detail. The first city I visited was Sedona. This is day 2 of 2. If you want to read about day 1, there is a separate post for that :)
Solo In Sedona
In September 2021, I went on my first ever cross country solo trip. I flew from Baltimore to Phoenix, then, over the span of 10 days, drove from Arizona to California. It was one of the best experiences of my life, and it's about time I shared my adventures in detail.
Wake Up, It's 2020!
Somehow, we've already made it halfway through 2020. In six months, it'll be January 2021. Crazy, right? This year has been a pretty wild ride so far, I think we can all agree on that. If you're anything like me, you had a lot of plans for 2020. You went into this new year and this new decade with big hopes and dreams to make amazing things happen for yourself. But, as you know, that was very short lived. A few months in, we were hit with the unexpected.
Be Gone, Thoughts!
You know those annoying, often disturbing and weird thoughts you have that come out of nowhere? You could be lighting a nice smelling candle, and all of a sudden, your brain will say something along the lines of: "Burn your house down!" Maybe you even feel tempted to act on it, and come close to actually burning something. Pretty scary stuff, right? Well, that would be the work of an intrusive thought.
I'm Not Dying...
Just An Anxious Kid When I was in 5th grade, I had my first major panic attack. It was around the time I'd be going to bed, and I was just sitting in my room. The heart palpitations came first. Next was the shortness of breath, followed by lightheadedness. Shortly after came the internal shutdown. My stomach dropped. My entire body went numb. I couldn't feel a single thing. Finally, there was a massive burst of adrenaline. The fight or flight kicked in. I sprung out of bed and did a few laps around the house. This continued until my mom finally found me and calmed me down. I remember wanting to get up and move so I could bring some feeling back to my body. Anything just to keep myself alive. I seriously thought I was going to have a heart attack and die. This was a fear I've never felt before. It was the first time I remember completely losing control of my body.
My Perfect Pupper
This is Reagan, or as we like to call her: Pupper, Reagy, Goober (and all its various forms), Boo Boo, Rae Rae, Muppet, Little One, and so many other names. We hardly ever call her Reagan. She's a 4-year-old, adorable beagle-collie-who knows what else mix. We still have no idea. She has the coloring of a beagle, and the size and face of a collie. The one thing we can't really figure out is what kind of dog she got her curly tail from. We decided that she was made in a lab from various parts of all different dogs. Whatever she is, she's certainly cute!
Every White Person Needs to Know About Their Privilege
You've probably heard the term "white privilege" thrown around a lot these days. I wanted to write this to clear up any confusion or misconceptions you may have regarding the term.
What Is Making Me Happy Right Now
Believe it or not, it's okay to be happy right now! Think about all the good that is happening in the world. The videos of recovered patients being applauded as they are discharged from the hospital. Making homemade masks. Car parades. People fostering homeless pets. Everyone is coming together to help one another, and it's amazing. I don't think I've ever seen so much unity among us before. We really are, as they say, "all in this together."