Who am I
20-something miseries, highly sensitive person, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Mental Health Monday: How Am I Supposed to Be Myself?

Now I'm trying to embrace my dramatic and weird, trying to be myself, but I've spent so long hiding myself and shape-shifting for other people that I have no idea who that is.

Emotional exhaustion
20-something miseries, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Life Update: Brought To You By Emotional Exhaustion

I feel like my brain is just constantly processing and coping and that's great, really, my life is so much better now than it was five or even just one year ago because of this, but the result is just constant exhaustion.

Overactive fight, flight, or freeze response
megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Life With an Overactive Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response

I'm a freezer. My brain has learned that fighting almost always makes the situation worse, and running betrays the panic I feel inside which could also make things worse, so I just freeze up.