New Beginnings: Caitlin

New Beginnings: Caitlin

A Poem, By: Caitlin   Our very first official submission is a poem written by our friend Caitlin from England. In her poem, Caitlin expresses her struggle with depression. You may have seen another one of her poems on Donovan’s “Fear of Change” article, he has made many achievements in the past few weeks including starting her our blog which you can check out here. Without further ado…………..Enjoy! I made a promise I could not keep My arms are covered in cuts so deep I cry with fear. I cry…

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Say hello to New Beginnings     On Stuck With Me Now we talk a lot about anxiety and depression, and for good reason. It’s prevalent not only in Donovan’s and my life but also in the lives of people everywhere. If you follow us on Twitter, you probably have gotten a direct message from Donovan saying hi and that you can always contact us if you need to talk. We have had some followers reach out and do just that. Donovan will often suggest that individuals dealing with depression…

Fear of Change: Escape Your Comfort Zone

Fear of Change: Escape Your Comfort Zone

Fear often dominates our lives, and for good reason; a lot of the things we fear are scary because they can kill us. Spiders, snakes, alligators, the list goes on and on. We fear other things – like school, work, and change – for reasons that are not so clear. I’ll be honest, I’m terrified of change, and that fear is what ended up making my depression so much worse to deal with. When someone loses a leg and has to use a prosthetic replacement, it takes a lot of time…

American Attitudes

American Attitudes

I’ll start off today with a hypothetical situation. Let’s say you’re a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan, and you strongly believe that any self-respecting American should feel the same way. You love your team, and you want them to win. On your way to the Dolphins-Patriots game, you see a group of Pats fans standing on a street corner outside the stadium, minding their own business and wearing those ugly Tom Brady jerseys. You already hate the Patriots enough, but this is just too much, so you roll down your window…

College Tour- UCF

College Tour- UCF

If you have read our post about this months and last months goals, you have seen a little something about college essays and scholarships. That would be because it is college application season. Staying in spirit, Donovan and I went on our very first college tour at UCF. Now it was a unique trip, mainly because our teenage procrastination let us wait to long too long to sign up for our tour, so we did a self tour.           There were 4 main things that we…

Anxiety Along for the Ride: Vacation

Anxiety Along for the Ride: Vacation

So I’m currently at a resort, on vacation, having a good time. Yesterday I packed my bag, drove five hours on crowded highways, and finally arrived at my destination. Oh, and before I left, I thought I was going to throw up. Anxiety is super fun. I was stressed out about going on vacation. Sounds silly, right? Vacations are all about relaxation, who could possibly get stressed about those? Well, I specialize in the impossible, people. I am quite capable of getting anxious over a vacation, though it has been…

Ending Illiteracy

Ending Illiteracy

This my final installment of post on women’s illiteracy. For those of you who are new, a few weeks ago we began a discussion about illiteracy and how women make up a majority of that population, but also how educating women is the first step to ending poverty for many families. You can read the full post on women’s illiteracy here. Ultimately ending illiteracy is an important cause and many organizations are working for that exact goal. Last time, I shared some information about SHARE in Africa, an organization based in…

July Wrap-Up + August Goals

July Wrap-Up + August Goals

It’s time to say goodbye to July. This month has gone by so fast, I hope I’m not the only one feeling that way!  But alas tomorrow marks the 1st day of August and the official beginning of school preparations. For most of us school starts in 15 days!! That, my friend, is very frightening. July was a pretty good month views have been pretty consistent, even if they are a little lower than we would like, and our social following is slowly growing. With that said lets see what…

There’s More to Life Than Money

There’s More to Life Than Money

Before I went to Steak ‘n’ Shake and ate too much food last night, I went with Leanne to a class on college and financial aid. I’m glad I went; I learned a lot of stuff that I needed to know for college, but I couldn’t help getting distracted during the discussion. Something was bothering me, but I couldn’t quite place my finger on it. I realized what it was when I stopped to listen to some women behind me who were talking about their kids’ test scores. The SAT…

What is Guidance?

What is Guidance?

I’m going to take a break from women’s illiteracy today and just discuss a topic that has been a bit prominent in the past few weeks.         Lighthouses will guide you to land, but who guides our youth to safety? Teenagers have so much on their plates, especially high school students. Every day, we work towards securing our futures- going to school, taking standardized test, playing sports. Every second of every day is filled to the top with something. That is stressful by itself. Now lets add…