Hi! This is my little slice of the internet! I'm not 100% sure why I decided I wanted to make an official blog- maybe it's born of my want to help people and make even the slightest change, maybe it's because my hand hurts when I'm trying to write journal entries. Who knows? Not me!

My name is Shayla and I'm 28 years old. I was diagnosed with depression when I was a young teen and as I grew older, I had anxiety, borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder added to the roster. While my mental health has been a huge source of problems in my life, I've also experienced numerous traumatic events and hardships- and I continue to work through them to this day.

Whether you're here to understand mental health better, here to remind yourself that you're not alone in your struggles or any reason in-between: welcome.


To Be Content

Today, a friend of mine asked me, "How crazy would it be if one day you just woke up content?" It was in reference to her wondering if...

Truth ≠ Validity

TW: sexual assault This is something I was (wrongly) taught from one of the worst experiences in my life. It's why I advocate as hard as...

Who am I, anyway?

I suppose if you're going to follow along in my mental health/life/perpetually confused journey, you should know a bit about me. So, who...


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