Progress

Hello World! 

It is hard to believe that it has been almost six whole months since I swallowed my pride and accepted the fact that I needed help for my anxiety. So much has changed in the last six months and I am so proud of myself for the insane amount of progress I have made. I feel like I can finally live again and not be controlled by constant worry, paranoia, or the  defensiveness that accompany anxiety. The people that I surround myself with now are positive and loving and that has made my journey a lot easier for me. Looking back at how certain events and friendships played out I feel like if I had figured out the anxiety situation sooner, then some of those events would have ended differently. That is life for you though! Can’t change the past but you can take control of your future! 

I guess I wanted to share this because I want y’all to know that it is ok to accept that you need help. Trust me, I was horrified at the thought of taking medication because I was afraid that I would lose my creativity. I know that is a silly fear but for me writing is everything, so the thought of losing the ability to create my literary worlds was terrifying. I realized after taking my medication that it does the opposite. By correcting the imbalance that caused my anxiety, I have been able to create, write, and adventure more because I am not shackled by my constant fear. All this progress would not have been possible if I did not decide that it was time to go see a doctor.

Six months and one medicine adjustment later and I can tell you that I defeated my anxiety dragon! Anxiety will always be a part of my life but I will no longer let it define me!
I hope y’all enjoyed my little update and I hope y’all have a wonderfully literary day!

~Caitlin~

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A Magical Unboxing~

Hello World!

Today, I received my Wizarding World Crate for July and I thought I would share the epic contents with y’all!

For those of you that don’t know, Loot Crate has a bimonthly box for Harry Potter fans called the Wizarding World Crate. The theme for July was Defense Against the Dark Arts and I am in love with what I received! If you want to learn more about this magical crate click here!

Before I dive into this unboxing I must warn you that there are spoilers beyond this point. If you don’t want to be spoiled then turn back now!

Now, time to dive in to the box!!!

   This month’s theme is : Defense Against the Dark Arts

 

July T-Shirt

The first thing that I want to share is the exclusive t-shirt that was included in this month’s box. The material is extremely soft and I love the design!

 

 

 

 

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They also included a pocket-sized Dumbledore’s Army themed notebook. This little hardcover notebook is wicked and I can’t wait to scribble ideas in it. I also loved the little bonus roster that is on the inside of the front cover.

 

 

 

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I was surprised by the beautiful pen that looks like Snape’s wand. The details on this pen are gorgeous and it writes extremely well!

 

 

 

 

 

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This is my favorite item from this month’s box. I can now have the guardians of Hogwarts guard my bookshelves with these metal bookends. The detailing and quality of these bookends are incredible and I will proudly display these in my growing Harry Potter section of my bookshelves.

 

 

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The pin that was included in this month’s box is one of Voldemort’s horcruxes! It is cool that I now own both the ring and the diary in pin form and I hope they keep up the horcrux theme with the pins.

 

 

 

 

A little bonus that was included in this box is that the box itself folded into a pretty patronus shadow box!

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I hoped y’all enjoyed this magical unboxing! This is probably one of my favorite boxes I have received from the Wizarding World Crate and I can’t wait for September to come around so I can receive my next box.

 

I hope y’all have a wonderfully literary day!

 

~Caitlin~