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

BE NOT AFRAID; Thoughts On Shootings

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Story Time|Tags: , |

When I became a parent my fears intensified. Beaches went from being a place of leisure to shark infested, riptide filled horrors. Strangers went from being mysterious to perverts and predators who are watching me. Then, my biggest fear (being shot) went from unlikely to likely. Shootings, like anyone else, shake me to my core. My [...]

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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