how i spent my break

> i wore variations on the same two outfits (neither blog worthy) over and over again
> i talked to my parents a lot
> i started a new medication that makes me sleep like a baby (so far)
> i missed dago during the weekdays
> i thought my computer was kaput (it's not!)
> i broke out like a teenager
> i tried a new therapist (and like her!)
> i texted elissa
> i had no desire to take any photos of myself
> i played with the cutest puppies in the whole world
> i used a considerable amount of dry shampoo
> i ate a whole package of hawaiian rolls alone
> i gave my cat the silent treatment
> i snapchatted a lot
> i felt more unstable than i have in a long time
> i appreciated my support system more than i have in a long time

i cannot thank all of you enough for your support. the sweet comments and tweets made me feel like my break was taken out of strength, rather than weakness. i'm no where near 100% coming back, but i took a lot of big steps last week to get me where i need to be. this blog has always been an outlet for me to express myself and a source of wellness and self care, so hopefully i'll be able to continue to use it that way.


  1. Sometimes it feels really good/bad to just let yourself be a mess and feel terrible for a while and know that it's okay. Neutrogena's acne wash in the morning, Loreal sensitive skin cream wash at night with Clarisonic, witch hazel as toner twice a day, and this lotion ( are my secrets to clear skin more than any spot treatment. That's probably a pretty shallow response but for me clear skin is so important to how I feel about myself and my confidence level. Hawaiian rolls should be consumed in large quantities anyway, otherwise they would package them differently ;-) Keep your chin up girly!

  2. talking about breakouts, so i thought i would try a new acne cream, and it made my skin worse.
    my whole skin is basically falling off my face right now, real cute.
    also i hope you got pictures of the cutest puppy ever.

    hope you are well.


  3. So glad you're back - so glad you're focusing on YOU. Let us know if there is anything we can do in the meantime xo

  4. A little at a time girl! And it's okay. I typically use a considerable amount of dry shampoo and wear the same variations of outfits biggie ;-)
    With Luck Blog

  5. I'm happy you're taking those steps to feel better. I want you to feel more stable as you try new medications! We support you, Nicole!


  6. i ate a whole package of hawaiian rolls alone

    I have done this twice. Okay, three times. No shame.
    Keep it happy and healthy as much as you can. I'm always here, if you feel like talking about this (I've been through a similar journey and I'm still here! That's a good sign for you!), or about cats, or about the colour of the sky.

  7. Love to hear your updates, but really -- take the space you need. We are here for you! We love you! You are great!
    Fifth Freedom Fashion

  8. Glad to see you back love! Nothing but the best wishes for you in your journey

  9. I love texting you :) I'm happy you're on the up and up!


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