We’re forced to compare ourselves to the glamorized lives of social media when really, we need the truth. We need to believe in the struggles that lead to triumph. The sense of confusion we can find in others, and the misguided path that leads us through life. We need to address the truth behind the twenties. The things we overcome,  the perspectives we gain, and the inner daemons we’re forced to face.

Be apart of the journey to raise awareness about the stigma of a less then perfect mind.

I’m a twenty-three year old girl, writing about the struggles of my love life, self-discovery and bottomless mind. This blog is for the times your inner voice becomes unbearable. When no one understands what you’re going through and no one tries. A blog for the times you search chat rooms and books, desperate to find reassurance that you’re not alone. The times you’ve shared your deepest, loneliest feelings and no one took your hand, and said me too.

Sometimes our families don’t understand, our friends don’t have time and our voice shakes too much to turn thoughts into words. We try to make sense of the world while we try to make sense of ourselves and that’s an impossible thing to do alone.

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  1. Jennifer, thank you for sharing your thoughts with the world. I found some of your posts catchy, maybe because of all the raw emotions shining through your words.
    Not trying to take away from anything you’ve experienced, but life will somehow find a way to make sense with each passing day. If I were to describe my 20s I’d say: restless/ confused, madly in love, miserably out of love. I’m now in my 40s and the one thing I would tell my younger self would be: follow your dreams. I also wish someone would’ve told me not to be scared.
    On a different note, you’re writing is really good. You have a fresh voice that makes one pause and continue reading till the end. Have you thought of maybe writing a book? As a writer myself I recognize a unique voice when I see (read) one.
    Keep dreaming–no one can take that away from you!

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to say it. As a writer, you must know better then anyone how it feels to be acknowledged. I had given some thought about writing a book but I hate to say the whole process to be published seemed almost ‘impossible’. As a result, I started my blog which seems like it’s been a great stepping stone. I love how you describe you 20’s, seems pretty accurate and that encouragement to keep going is really inspiring. Again, thank you and I’m excited to read your own writing!

  3. We are both at a beautiful and exciting point in our lives where we are just beginning to find ourselves and understand the world. It is really refreshing to find others who blog about their path of self-discovery rather than worrying about keeping up with whats popular. Love your blog and can’t wait to read more!

    • Absolutely! It’s amazing finding people in similar situations. That’s the main reason I started this blog, for others stories and support. It’s also been great to find people who have learned that self-discovery starts after your teen years. Thanks for sharing, I hope you keep reading :)

  4. I’m twenty-three, too :) but sometimes my emotions and inner dialogue makes me feel like I’m back to being sixteen or progressing to being forty! What an emotional rollercoaster.

    Btw, thanks for the love on my blog, and I look forward to your future posts!

  5. Hey!
    Thanks for liking a post of mine. It brought me to your blog and it is a great read! I hope everything is going well.
    Happy writing!

    • I absolutely agree! I thought once I got through the teen years, everything would fall into place. It’s comforting to know I wasn’t the only one with that idea. Thank you for reading :) I hope to hear from you again.

  6. Hi,
    Just to let you know, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I really enjoy your posts! If you’re interested in accepting the award, check out my blog post about it!
    Thanks for your blog!


  7. Sometimes when the voices in your head seem over-bearing, its good to know that even laying out your thoughts on paper, no matter how random they are, will soon make sense when you see them on paper or the screen.

    I understand why people used to keep diaries back in the day and blogs now. Sometimes I start writing a blog post asking question, only to have answered it by the time I’ve finished the ending. :)

    • That’s very well said! I’m glad you can agree with my idea. I was surprised how much writing (and more specifically, blogging) has helped with my anxiety and general struggles through life. Thank you for sharing! Keep writing :)

  8. Thank you for the like! I have read a few posts on your blog and I have really enjoyed them. It’s always great to see mental health being placed out in the open instead of behind closed doors.

    • Thank you! It’s amazing how much more open I’ve found that people have been about mental health. I really hope my blog can give reassurance to anyone who needs it. I appreciate you taking the time to comment and checkout my blog :)

  9. Thanks for stopping by Artsyberger – I’m meeting so many young people (I’m old) and being reminded how being young = being confused. It’s how nature gets us to explore possibilities.

    • You’re welcome! Thank you for in turn, stopping by here. You’re not old, you’re older :) It’s always great to hear another perspective to the things I write about so I hope to hear from you on future posts.

  10. First of all, thanks for stopping by my blog :) I’m glad I checked out your blog because I can relate to a lot of the topics you write about, which makes sense as we are the same age. I love meeting others my age (and even those who aren’t my age) who love to write :) I know I’ll be reading your blog with much appreciation!

  11. Hi I just wanted to say I am loving reading your posts! You have an amazing way of conveying so much, so clearly and succinctly, and so beautifully. I need to go back and read so many of them again – so many gems and insights and wonderful thoughts. Thank you so much for writing!

    • Thank you so much! That truly means a lot. Writing about these topics really helps me so it’s rewarding to hear that it helps others as well. Please keep reading. I hope to hear from you again :)

  12. This. Is. Perfect. Thank you so much for putting this out there (: I think once we hit our twenties and we start to ask around we kind of realize oh, this is how it is. But finding words like these is still so reassuring. I hope to “raise awareness about the stigma of a less than perfect mind” (or body) as well as you’re doing (:

  13. Thanks for visiting my blog! You have a clear mission for yourself and for others. Your writing is personal and welcoming. I applaud what you’re doing–especially for yourself. It’s true (as many above point out): writing helps clarify whatever is going on inside. Going through your 20s is indeed a shock–on top of whatever else you’re dealing with. You deserve all the support you can get.
    Happy to meet you and your blogsite!

    • You’re welcome! I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog as well. Writing has truly helped me organize my thoughts and express these feelings I’ve been so unfamiliar with until I entered my twenties. The support I get is overwhelming. Of course, it’s nice to meet you as well. I look forward to hearing from you on recent posts.

  14. I was already older when I started a blog. It was originally a therapeutic thing, as it appears yours is now. It remained for me for about 8 years. I still write one mostly just for the joy of doing it and seeing if maybe I can entertain people.

    As far as life, I am now 40. All the way back to being a disgruntled long-haired, I have had some experiences that seemed insurmountable until they were past. Looking back, the view from on top of the mountain is very enlightening. When I turn around, I see other peaks equally high and intriguing.

    Just two cents from some guy.

    LTjg USN ret.
    MA, BS (not a resume, just a statement about how where we are does not determine where we will be.)

    • It’s always interesting to get another perspective or an idea of other people’s triumph. I appreciate you taking the time to share! I love your thoughts on the view from the top as I certainly agree.

  15. bless your beautiful beautiful heart. i’m here to say, the twenties were the darkest years. and, moment by moment, faith by faith, light filtered in……

    having truth seekers to lean on along the way makes all the difference. bless your brave soul for speaking truth and saying aloud how wobbly it is….

  16. Thanks for liking my blog. I’m always excited to hear from the younger demographic, so feel free to visit anytime and even share your voice in woman speak:) Your blog is very nice and welcoming.


  17. Been a long long time since I was twenty-three, but some of these feelings never leave us. I think we are always searching. Perhaps just what we search for changes. :) As you noted…we can’t do it completely alone. It’s nice to share thoughts and ideas in WP.

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