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I’m Feeling 22

Yes, I really did just title this post after a Taylor Swift song. Get over it people.

Here’s to hoping that 22 will be better than 21. Not that 21 was necessarily a bad year, but there were some things that I would prefer not to repeat.

I’ve started trying to write in my journal on a daily basis now. It won’t necessarily be easy, but I’m making an effort to at least write something before I go to bed. The days I’m at school should be easier since I have the gaps between classes when I can sit down and write. Doing this also means that I’m making an effort to keep writing and do something even when I’m feeling really low – which is a good thing for me.

Writing has kind of been a self-therapy for me because I don’t feel comfortable with therapists. I had some bad experiences with one and it kind of caused an aversion for me. It’s not a good thing that I avoid them, but it’s what I do unfortunately. I don’t know when I’ll feel like I’m ready to go back to one, but for now I think I’m doing ok with my blogging and journaling, and talking with friends.

I know it doesn’t really feel like it to me all the time, but I am a Stigma Fighter with Sarah. The fact that I blog about it here and am planning to go on the university tour with her and Jess makes it true. I just have to remind myself that I am helping to break down the terrible stigma that surrounds mental illness. I am so glad to be part of this team and to be able to call these ladies my friends.

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About Me

Hello! Welcome! My name is Katy!
You can find me drinking coffee until it’s time for wine. Currently have 5 tattoos, but plans for more are in the works.
I’m a birthmom over 8 years post placement. I’ve been in a birthmom support group since November 2018, and will be leading my own come May 2023.
On Sunday mornings you can usually find me in the nursery or on the production team at church.
Various times throughout the year, you can find me staying with someone’s dog(s) while they’re away on a trip – so don’t be surprised if there are stories or pictures every so often.

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