I’ve given a lot of thought on what direction I want my jewelry go to in, and I’m very happy with where I am at in this whole process! It’s taken a lot of time, and a lot of trial & error, but it’s all been worth it, and it’s all coming together!
These are just some of the new items that will be offered on my site! Everything is customizable, and will be a piece of jewelry that you will cherish for years to come! ♥️
It’s World Mental Health Awareness Day and I don’t really know how to say this gracefully...
I hate anxiety. I hate depression. I hate that they sneak in uninvited, when I least expect it. I hate that I’ve struggled with them since childhood. I hate that they’ve robbed me of so much joy. I hate that for so many years, I didn’t know what “it” was. I hate that it took so long to be diagnosed accurately. I hate that medication doesn’t work for me and I hate that I wish it would. I hate that it makes me want to give up and curl up in a ball when I should be doing the things I know I can do easily when I’m not also at war with my own brain chemistry. I hate that there is so much hate and not enough peace.
I do, however, cherish the good times a little more when I experience them because of the struggle I’ve lived with. It makes the colors a little brighter and songs a little sweeter. It has sharpened my intuition and given me the gift of empathy, a gift I wouldn’t trade for the world.
I’m sorry so many of you have your own struggles. I’m sorry that so many of you lack support. I hope with each year that passes, the world becomes more aware of the universal struggles so many of us face and the stigma behind mental health gets less and less. I wear my heart on my sleeve and sometimes I also wear my stigma around my neck. It feels powerful to connect with others when strangers notice the nameplate. “Hi, I’m Courtney. Today I’m making anxiety MY bitch.” They are liars and cheats and I’m not afraid to name them... and I hope you aren’t either.
The necklace is by @jengotch @theiconery and @shopbando
The rash is by me 💛