What I didn’t realize when starting the film was that it is about someone with a mental illness. I thought it would be some funny indie film that I wouldn’t 100% get, but it wasn’t. Instead, it was a really disappointing ride of emotions.
See, anxiety is not always visible. Panic attacks aren’t always loud. Sometimes, you just feel frozen or slightly nauseous or like a weight is on your chest, and if you aren’t used to it, you may not even know that what you’re experiencing is anxiety.
Saint Patrick’s Day is this weekend, and it’s got me reminiscing about last year. My boyfriend and I took a road trip to Savannah, Georgia to celebrate this high-spirited holiday, ran into some college friends, and lived it up! Here are some must-dos if you’re planning a trip down this year.
By this point, Dry January was way more than I had expected. My perceptions of my daily habits and myself were warped, and my ability to control my anxiety was dwindling.
The holidays can get a little crazy. Whether you’re traveling or people are coming to stay with you, the break in your normal schedule can be especially hard for those of us with mental health issues. It’s more important than ever to up the self-care and stick to a schedule.
Check out these highlights from the last five stops on the second half of the trail including a short description of the facility, interesting aspects of the tour, information about the tastings, and anything else you may want to know. (Plus a few things you didn’t know you wanted to know!)
I know that drinking with depression isn’t always a good idea. I know that when I drink too many days in a row, my medication doesn’t work well and I end up having a few bad days before my brain straightens itself out. I also know that to be happy and get through life with this illness, I need to be able to go on cool trips and drink bourbon and feel normal for a few days. So I did.