Skip to main content

Good signs, Good times

Good signs. Good times. Wish it were that easy, but I have found a home decorating tip that has helped me. Surround yourself with positive words and affirmations. Whether you’re into decor (like me), or even sticky notes, chalkboards, or whiteboards, (whatever works) just do it and invest your time (and/or money) in adding positivity to your life. You’re worth it. Really. Plus every little bit helps! 

I’m personally drawn to rustic wood signs and have way more saved on Etsy that I will ever buy, ha! My wishlist is bigger than my pocketbook. But I do enjoy shopping around online for cool pick me up and positive boost signage. I still have a wish list I hope to get to soon waiting to be bought and used on our bare hallway wall. I figure why not have positive life and love quotes somewhere I’m passing through many, many times on a daily basis?! One of my fave and most useful signs is the one in the pic which I purposefully hung next to the front door so I’d see it on my way out to facing the world, ha. My ❤️life sign (an Etsy find btw) I added to our home in hopes to remind myself to be grateful to be alive even though at the time I was going through a very deep depression that I had allowed to go on for wayyyy too long (not getting medical attention and professional help), and quite frankly I was really not feeling a love for life. Not even close. But, I really did want to remember the good things and focus on the positive. I wanted to do my best to force my mind to think differently and hopefully by doing that I would eventually believe those words wholeheartedly at some point. Kind of like fake it til you make it type thinking. Anyway, for me, I think it has helped to add this type of decor to my home and personal space so wanted to share in case it motivates a fellow depression warrior to try it out as well. And I really do believe it can help! Maybe not all the time but even if it helps you once in a while to switch your negative thoughts or perhaps even make you smile, that’s one less moment living depressed.


Popular posts from this blog

In the beginning...

No, I'm not going to start at the beginning of my life, haha. But I do want to share what gave me a final push to start Roses N Retro.

It was a cold and dark night... just kidding. It was actually just a regular, normal week in my life of teeter tottering between positive and negative emotions, being sick of struggling with major depression and trying to be grateful for the (at that time practically non-existent) better days that I wakeup feeling content and ready to live the day to the fullest. But in the better moments of that week I found myself just ready, ready to do something, ready to do it. That IT being my idea to start an online boutique inspired by my love for roses and retro style. Sure, it was a bit scary but I also just remember being completely sure about what I was doing in those moments. Once I came up with the name Roses N Retro I jumped on getting my domain name for my website, started filling out business license forms, etc. You know, the fun stuff, NOT, haha…

Enough is Enough


Let's end the taboo on sexual abuse! I know it's an uncomfortable subject for many but for it to still carry a stigma of silence and shame is just not right. From personal experience I know how healing it can be to just talk about it with someone you trust. To be able to pray about it. To not feel like you have this horrible ugly secret inside of you is a good thing so I'm all for helping to try to remove the subject from the "taboo" list. I feel very strongly about this, so much so that it's something I am not afraid to post about via blog and social media whether personal or business. (I feel the need to add that if you are personally not ready or comfortable with speaking your story, IT'S OKAY. You don't have to now or ever. It's completely your own decision and don't feel that anything is wrong with you no mater what choice you make.)

My mental health and depression struggle is very much tied to…

I Choose Compassion

An open letter to all those people making ignorant remarks about suicide:

With all the suicides recently in the news and social media one ignorant comment is one too many and I couldn’t help but come across a few so that of course led me to writing this post. Look, I’m not going to hide that I’ve had suicidal thoughts myself in the past. And although it’s been years I also don’t pretend to be overconfident that I could never have them again. Why do you think I fight so hard to retrain my brain from getting stuck in my negative depression cloud??? Why do I admit consistent psychotherapy helps me even when I’m feeling “pretty good.” Even if I’m not suicidal I do still have my moments where I feel stuck in a nightmare or screwed in a life I can’t get out of because I don’t want to give up but my emotions sometimes get so riled up that I wish I could! But I don’t. And I’ll fight hard to keep trying. BUT I also won’t even begin to assume that what I do is going to work for everyone else o…