Three things currently inspiring me
- JaaackJack’s dedication to finding Zoey & Coco
- The strength people are showing and the love/support they’re pouring out for the minorities and LGBTQIA+ community after the results of this election
Three things currently inspiring me
If you could change one thing in the past, what would it be?
I don’t think that I really would change anything from the past. I wouldn’t be who I am if I hadn’t experienced what I have.
stream of consciousness
The things that are most likely going to happen in this country under the rule of President Elect Donald Trump are truly scary to think about…
The things that he intends to do to women’s healthcare, the LGBTQIA+ community, immigrants, and Muslims, just to name a few have so many people afraid for their lives.
One of my best friends is part of the LGBT community and, because of where they live, they’re afraid for their life when they leave home sometimes. Me? I’m lucky that I’m a cisgender, heterosexual female in that sense. (But there will be more on that in a collaboration post with them later.)
But I am afraid of what Trump will do to healthcare, in repealing Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) and specifically women’s birth control and abortion laws. Birth control could become extremely difficult to get, and if he manages to find a way to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortions could become illegal. The thought of abortions being illegal makes me feel sick.
I’m sitting here fighting back tears as I try to write this, because, 20/20 hindsight, I kinda wish I’d waited till the election to make a decision about my birth control. But I didn’t and I can’t change what I did now. I had my IUD removed because it was causing pain that I technically could have, but really just didn’t want to deal with anymore, so I’m on the combo pill again. But I’m wondering if staying on the pill is really a good option with everything that could happen once he’s inaugerated.
My next option was originally the mini pill, but I’m thinking that something longer term would probably be the better route given what Trump seems to want to do. So I need to call my new insurance and see what coverage would look like with Nexplanon and then see about contacting my OB/GYN to discuss things with her.
This whole thing is just scaring me..
My “can’t live without” beauty products…
Do you wander when you go shopping, or are you focused on a prepared list?
It really depends on where I’m shopping.
If I’m going to somewhere like Sephora, NYX, Target, Wal-Mart, sometimes Costco too, I’ll probably be wandering all over the place.
But if I’m going into a grocery store, like Giant, I’ll likely be focused on a list and not really looking where I don’t need something.
When I’m in pain – physical or emotional – the kindest thing I can do for myself is…
What do I keep on my bedside table?
Write the words you need to hear
happy birthday to me
Just because what you are feeling is different, does not mean you are broken.
Everyone deals with things differently.
You are loved – even if you don’t feel like it.
Just because you don’t match societal beauty standards doesn’t mean that you aren’t beautiful.
No matter how weak you think you are, you are one of the strongest people I know.
Pull inspiration for your makeup and clothes from the shows you love to watch and what you think your favorite book characters look like – experiment.
Using 10 words, describe yourself
What do you like to do on a dark and stormy day?
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