Through to the Other Side: Overcoming Anxiety & Depression

This is my personal journey through anxiety and depression and how I came through it. I certainly don’t claim to be an expert on the subject, and I encourage anyone who is struggling to seek professional help. This is my story, but I am not a counselor…just another person who was enslaved to these chains and found freedom.

When I heard recently that a good friend of mine was silently struggling very deeply with depression and severe levels of anxiety, and I had absolutely no idea, I knew it was time to speak out about this. She seemed to be so relieved when I told her just how much I could relate to her, as someone else who had been there. Continue reading

A to Z’s of Me

How knowing your Personality Type can change your life

Hello, I’m Emily. And I’m…well…more than a little obsessed with personality tests.

I’ve taken so many personality tests, and I fully believe in the science behind them.

Now of course, there’s those super silly, totally rigged ones that you see floating around Facebook, like, What color is your personality?…Which Gilmore Girls Character are you?…Which Literary Character are you?

And I’ll admit to have taken those and enjoyed them anyway…especially the literary character quiz. (Because I got Jo March from Little Women)!

But I’ve also taken tests like Myers-Briggs and the Ennegram Test (there are others, but these two are my favorite), where I’ve found out that I am an ENFP (Extroverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Prospecting)  and a Type 2 personality.

I could seriously just sit and talk personality types all day long. Continue reading

“…and isn’t it nice that we’re all different!”

My future mother-in-law says this often.

Personality traits and types are completely fascinating to me, and I enjoy observing them in every day life.

My future MIL loves people but she is very introverted, and she needs to hang back and be by herself in order to recharge. Me…I am very extraverted and being with people is WHAT recharges me.

Life would be so boring if everyone was the same. Everyone has something to offer the world. Everyone has their own sets of strengths. But your strengths may not be mine. And vice versa.

I have a very “Type B” personality…which automatically makes me a stereotype. People assume things…things that are just outright false. Continue reading