Stories told by Taylor Nicole about everything from mental health, daily life, to thoughts.

Three Years Sober

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Story Time|Tags: , , |

Today marks the anniversary of my move from Massachusetts to Connecticut. This anniversary means a lot to me. It's the anniversary of the end of my abusive relationship, it's the anniversary of when I finally got help for myself. And it's the anniversary of the beginning of my sobriety. Three years and one day ago I [...]

A Letter To My Child About My Illness

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, Story Time|Tags: , , , , , , |

You. You, my love, are everything. You are my reason for waking up in the morning, the person behind my smiles all day. You are a miracle to watch. You are smart and kind, and you have a beautiful wonder behind your eyes. You have my heart. You deserve all the good in the world. You [...]

Non Factors

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Story Time|Tags: , , , , |

I don't think I've talked much about my body image on any of my blogs; that's because my perception of myself is pretty awful. I've always had a love/hate relationship with the way I look. I am very short, and I carry weight weird, or at least, I used to think I did. That was, until I actually [...]

Re-Diagnosed

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, Story Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I've known for a while that bipolar wasn't the proper diagnosis for me. Things weren't adding up, just like when things weren't adding up when a doctor told me I had ADHD. Parts of the diagnosis made sense, and did for a while, but it didn't fit what was going on with me entirely. Being told I was [...]

It’s Not Personal; A Post About Budget Cuts

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, Story Time, What's New With Taylor|Tags: , , , , , |

"It's not personal," she told me over the phone; I couldn't help but notice her condescending tone, talking to me like I was a patient and she was my therapist. But that's the thing; she was denying me mental health treatment, after agreeing to take me on as a patient. She didn't have the right to [...]

Forget Me Not

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, Story Time|Tags: , , , |

I have a lot of symptoms and I suppose you could say even "side effects" with my mental illness. Paranoia, anxiety, depression, mania, hallucinations; the list goes on and on. A lot of people don't see these side effects on a day to day basis. They might notice some mood swings, but that's really the least [...]

Taylor, The Crazy Girl

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Warrior, Story Time|Tags: , , , |

I think people started thinking I was crazy in elementary school. I was pretty unstable from the very first week of the school I moved to when I was adopted. I needed a bathroom buddy, because I was afraid of Bloody Mary coming through the toilet and murdering me. I know every kid was afraid of [...]

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