Sunday, June 22, 2014

OklaHOMEa

My My, 
 It has been far too long, and I am sorry!
I moved to Oklahoma, and am trying to find my groove for blogging again. 
On my regular page I will be doing a full check in post, so you can see just what I have been up to, AND the boyfriend and I have a really cool DIY post coming up soon! 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fresh Meat

Oh my goodness, how the time has flown! 
It feels like just yesterday I picked up skates for the first time since they said barbie on them. 
It's been two months! I was officially invited to the league, this past Saturday. We (me and the other fresh meat girls) had our first full league practice this past Wednesday. I can't speak for the other girls, but personally, I was so nervous! 
I can't wait to keep learning, go on to scrimmage, and eventually bout. I love the people I have come closer to, and met during the practices we had together as fresh meat. 

BUT, enough sappy stuff, tomorrow we are working the home team bout!


 
You can find this particular poster at 1st and 10, in monument.
If you're in the area, you should definitely come. It's an awesome sport, and the bake sale will have some Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cake Batter Fudge made by yours truly! 
 
Oh! one of my awesome friends made me into a pin up girl for a day, a month or so ago, that was super fun!

All in all it's been a great few months! Monday I start my second semester back at school. Everyday a step closer to the person I want to be.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Happy:

This weekend is C's first cross country flight. I'm so proud of him! 
Bonus: he will be in Denver tomorrow. I can't wait to see him. 
Thanks to Jamie Maldanado for the photo! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Roller Derby Adventures:

I'm back from vacation and have hopped right back into to getting ready for roller derby!
These are my motivational pictures!
It's tough work, and I already have some large rink rash, but I absolutely adore it!


Sunday, June 30, 2013

Roller Derby Days

So, I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm really excited. I've got a right side crossover down, but my left side is weak. I have no idea how to stop with put just falling or running into something, but I've always wanted to skate in roller derby, so I'm going for it. The next two weeks are going to be filled with skating and falling and bruises, but it's worth the hard work. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Holey Moley Me Oh My:

Some how I got a guy that puts up with my crazy photo booth picture love. Every time I see one, he sighs, rolls his eyes, acts annoyed and pops in with me.*




 

 

 *He's not annoyed, he's not being a jerk, he just likes to tease me.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Let's talk about Mental Disorders:

    This morning I saw a picture that says "It's official, the weather has been diagnosed with Bipolar".Before you moan and grunt about another person complaining about "meaningless words", hear me out.
     We as a society place shame upon people with mental disorders. When we share the idea that "the weather is bipolar complain, complain, complain" we perpetuate the idea that one should be embarrassed about their disorder.   
     No one should be embarrassed for their disorder. No one should be scared to tell others about it. Bipolar Disorder is a hard enough thing to live with, it is our life, everyday, we shouldn't have to be scared to share what we go through with others on top of it.
     It is, for the most part, no secret that I was diagnosed with Bipolar type II last year, and it went undiagnosed for a couple years. My disorder does not define me, but it is a part of me. I know how hard it it to reach out for help with something that scares and shames you. I know what it is like to be embarrassed that you aren't a "normal" human being. With support from my family and those I love around me, I have gotten past that and come a really far way in understanding myself.
    When we joke about things being Bipolar or "Schizo" we don't show support to those affected around us. When we joke about these things we demean what people affected have to grow through on a day to day basis. We also show an ignorance and unwillingness to understand what we are joking about.
    Bipolar disorder brings the affected up to a hypo manic state, so uncomfortable they could crawl out of their own skin, no matter what is being done they aren't comfortable. Around people? Have to get away. Alone? Need to be around people. Every touch sends pens and needles through your body, even when it's just clothing. Sometimes productive, in that the need to start a huge project happens, but it is usually not finished. Then the other side, Manic Depressant, the strength to get out of bed? not there. The crushing weight on your chest, the episodes so bad someone ends their life, or wants to. The emptiness, and the lack of care about anything. Doesn't really sound like a joke to me, also doesn't seem to describe weather...at all.
   
    Weather is just that...Weather. People realize it isn't okay to call things "Gay" or "Retarded" because those things were used in a negative sense, and shame people. It's time to realize that mental disorders are not a replacement, are not a joke, and most importantly NOTHING to be ashamed of.