Depression and Anxiety, Relationships, Self-Discovery

These are my confessions

I know I’ve been out of touch for a while, but it’s for good reason. It’s taken me a long time to finally say my name is Chantel and I suffer from depression and anxiety. Yes, I’ve alluded to it many times in my posts, but never truly acknowledged or accepted that this is my… Continue reading These are my confessions

empowerment, Self-Discovery

2017 Reflections

Whew, what more can I say about 2017.  It was filled with so many lessons, blessings, trials, and challenges. I wanted to share with you a few things that I learned about myself and others in 2017. Your growth will make others around you uncomfortable. My word for 2017 probably should have been uncomfortable instead… Continue reading 2017 Reflections

empowerment, Self-Discovery

That Girl

I never wanted to be that girl. You know that girl. The girl who likes attention. The girl that loves to shop at the mall. The girl who loves to eat at upscale restaurants and have brunch every weekend. The girl who must have designer shoes and handbags in every style and color possible. The… Continue reading That Girl

Self-Discovery, Travel

Revelations from My First Solo Vacation

One of my “Say Yes’ items for 2017 and beyond is to do more travelling. I love a good road trip, but I don’t take advantage of my weekends nearly as much as I should and could.  During the winter months, I get a little down and from what I’ve read sunlight helps with depression… Continue reading Revelations from My First Solo Vacation

Friendships, Relationships, Self-Discovery

She Said Yes

I did it. I approached her and quickly said we should get together some time and she responded “We should”. I walked away with mixed emotions about her response. Was she being sincere or was she just being polite to me? See, this is what anxiety will do to you if you allow it to… Continue reading She Said Yes

Books, empowerment, Friendships, Relationships, Self-Discovery

What If I Say Yes

Anyone who knows me knows I love to read. I come from a family of readers. Seriously, I don’t know anyone in my family who doesn’t read. One of my favorite childhood memories is my mom and I visiting a local used book store on Saturday mornings. It was the coolest place because you could… Continue reading What If I Say Yes