First and foremost, thank you for willingly taking this journey into the dizzying maze of my brain.

My name is Jen and all kidding aside, I started this blog partly as my own form of catharsis and partly because I think it’s critical to talk candidly about my struggles with mental illness and to foster a dialogue for other people who may appear to have it together on the outside, but be struggling with their own demons.

I live in the teeny tiny state of Rhode Island with my beautiful (and annoyingly smart, patient and charming) wife Ashley and our gaggle of fur babies: Byrdie the lab and our cats; Norman, Coco and Mangey (yes, you read that correctly–Mangey). That’s a picture of my wife at our wedding (almost two years ago!) below. She’s real purty.


I work in Corporate America by day, but my heart is in writing. I’m working on fixing this ol’ soul of mine (that’s a great name for a country song, don’t you think?) and thank you for joining me. Shit’s bout to get real!

(PS. If you keep reading this blog, I bet you could create an awesome drinking game out of how many times I say ‘thank you’ and/or ‘I’m sorry’ in all of my posts…seriously, someone is bound to get wasted. I’m sorry in advance for if anyone gets too sloppy…whoops, now take a shot. )

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