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  • Can self-care look different?
    A few months ago I was working three jobs. The first two were self-scheduled security contracting jobs that I work from time to time. The third was a security officer at a local amusement park. I was working probably just as many hours, if not more, as I was when …

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  • When did ghosting become a thing? | Bad At Replying
    I’m sitting here ignoring all my DMs* I was thinking about writing a blog on anxiety and avoidance and why I don’t answer my FB page’s Messenger. But as I was posting my regular Basic Bitch™️ Snapchat of my coffee and laptop I was reminded that I somehow became friends …

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  • Selective Mutism in the Military
    So some quick background, I “started” Sean Cannell/Think Media’s 1k YouTube Subscriber Challenge this week. I put “started” in quotes because it’s Friday and I still haven’t recorded a single video. I mean… I recorded one of me changing my car battery but that’s content for another time, I guess. …

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  • Is the coffeehouse aesthetic dead?|Military Bubble
    This is a bit of a silly post but it still falls under the category of “cool shit I get to do now that I’m out of the Navy” Like many Millennials I grew up watching Friends. …which I now realize was probably highly inappropriate for an 8 year old …

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  • When the timelines don’t Match Up
    Hello world… again. I am now two years post my military separation. Notice I didn’t say “military transition”. One of the instructors in my TGPS class said that military transition is not an event, it’s a process that could take several years. I’m still here right in the thick of …

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  • My 5 Warning Signs That I’m Slipping Into A Depressive Episode
    What are your usual “markers” for when you’re entering a depressive episode? I’ve been having a rough couple of weeks and just recently decided to take a break from school.Because… let’s get real, I wasn’t doing any work anyway. With all this newfound free-time, my daughter and I created a …

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  • Leave While You Still Love It
    A funny thing happened to me yesterday. Tiffany, my friend who is staying with me while she waits to EAOS, interrupted the intro to “The Last Ship” and asked me “Do you miss the Navy?”I replied “No… Why would you say that?” as I tucked my USNI membership card into …

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  • I Can Still Love You From Here
    We hear it so many times now that it’s cliché.“It’s okay not to be okay.” You know what we don’t hear enough of?“It’s okay not to stay.” In the wake of the recent suicides on the USS George Bush we’ve had an uptick in the discussion of mental health in …

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