Whenever those around me are experiencing hard times or are hurting, I am the first to ask them what they are doing to practice self care. However, when it comes to actually practicing self care, I am pretty terrible. I don’t exactly practice what I preach.
Well, in the last week or two, I have been struggling. Between the loneliness of being in a new city, a bunch of online blogger drama, tragedies in the lives of those I love, tragedies nationally and internationally, and struggles with my own personal demons, I should be doing more to take care of myself. But, in true Jamie fashion, I just smile and push on.
In college, one of my mentors and close friends committed suicide. I was devastated, and I struggled with depression for many months. The funny thing, though, is that almost no one knew. I was a public figure on…
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