The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Perhaps, it is the super blood wolf moon or maybe I’m just feeling awfully confident tonight… but I’ve decided to share my love of writing with the world. I spend a great deal of time documenting my life. I have more photos than I’m willing to admit and I make quick notes where ever I can. I hope that you’ve come to my site to explore the wild mind of Sabrina, because that’s what I intend to reveal.

Here, in my first blog post, you are meeting me at a turning point. I’ve spent the entirety of my adult life struggling with mental illness birthed from a traumatic childhood. Last year, my battle with mental illness was accompanied by a yearlong battle with undiagnosed sickness. I won’t bore you with the details, but it took a toll on me. I lost track of my goals and spent most days struggling to make it through the day and back to bed. I’m on the road to recovery, but there is a lot to get in order.

Please join me on this journey as I share my earnest attempts at organization and goal setting. I intend to make 2019 and every year thereafter, MY YEAR! In the meantime, I want to show you the places I go, adventures I join, and the dark and brooding thoughts that haunt me from dusk ’til dawn. More than that, I want to reveal what it’s like to live with less desirable traits such as FREQUENT mood swings or severe impulsivity.

In admitting that I have room for improvement, I expect others will take note and feel a little more comfortable addressing the parts of themselves that they don’t love very much. After all, we are not simply our condition or circumstance. We are multi-faceted individuals with varied talents that we ought to explore. I believe we should be asking ourselves: How can I contribute to humanity? How do I become an increasingly better version of myself? I want to learn all there is to know, and my only regret is that in this short life, there isn’t enough time to run every thought experiment I’ve conjured up.

So…

I’ll also talk about my favorite coffee shops and bookstores; show you pictures from vacation; try out new styles, interests, or hobbies; and provide glimpses into tough or puzzling interactions I’ve had. I will tell you about my favorite YouTube channels/ videos and laugh or cry as appropriate. My mind naturally craves to understand people and the universe using a harshly logical algorithm, because empathy and emotions don’t always make sense to me. If that sounds familiar to you, then perhaps my blog could help.

There is more to come!
.…and you have no idea how excited I am to share. : )

Feel free to leave comments and let me know how you feel or what you’re thinking. I greatly appreciate feedback.

As always,
I hope this helps and I hope you have a lovely rest of your day.

with love,
Sabrina

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

This photo is of my living room and gives a little insight into the site’s title: Orchids and Octopi. I believe the naming and the photo together combine to present a very raw, very candid shot of who I believe I am. I’ve carefully positioned little bits of my personality and interest into various places throughout my life and home to increase happiness. I even have an octopus tattooed on my left wrist!

Author: Orchids.Octopi

I'm a student, mother, and professional obsessed with books, coffee, breakfast, and the rain. I play vinyls when I'm anxious and I'm not so secretly stuck in the grunge era. I do my best to spend each and every day of my life becoming the absolute best version of myself and I fail at it often and completely. Knowledge and self improvement motivate me to face my anxious, depressive, impulsive, self-destructive habits... so, with my friends at my side and my future ahead of me, I plan to share the things that motivate me to get out of bed and on the path to greatness.

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