When it feels like you’re being singled out…

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Everyone makes mistakes.

We all try not to make errors at work, but sometimes it happens no matter how hard we work to prevent them. My position is a busy one and I am often given more work than my counterparts at other offices. We are busier, therefore, we have the opportunity to make more mistakes.

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Depression is a Real Illness

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The mental health issues in this country (U.S.) seem to be getting worse and worse. Everyday you hear horrible stories of people getting murdered, getting abused, or committing suicide.

Even in this day and age, openly talking about mental issues is taboo or just not talked about. I wish more people would just start talking and maybe, just maybe, people would realize it is not a personal failure to have depression, anxiety, or any mental illness and talking about it is not only ok, but helpful. Continue reading

Normal or Abuse?

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It has gotten worse for me these last few weeks. I have been too upset to even write, my hair has starting falling out, and I feel extremely depressed often.

I find myself always questioning myself and the things going on at work. I think that I am in such a toxic environment that I cannot even tell what is normal workplace behavior or abuse.

I am being forced by my superiors to do other coworkers’ jobs and am told that I am not allowed to question it. Directly being told that I have to do others’ work if they do not want to…is that normal or abusive?

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Journaling/Writing as Therapy

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Let’s face it, life gets stressful. Sometimes it can be little things and other times it is the big things that drive us nuts. I struggle with depression and it can be challenging to not breakdown over the smallest setback at times.

Life does not always play out the way we planned and that can be very painful or it can end up being a blessing. In order to keep myself sane or almost sane I began writing fanfiction a few months ago and have recently started journaling. Let me tell you, I think I found my therapeutic release in those pages! Continue reading