If We Were Meeting Up For Coffee

Happy October, everyone! I’m back for another post in my “If We Were Meeting Up For Coffee” series. The objective is for me to tell you a little bit more about myself in a way that I may not in my posts. Every month, I’ll think of five things that I can tell you about myself or my life.

Please let me know if we have anything in common in the comments! Also, if you can think of any questions that I can include in next month’s post, I’d love it if you shared them with me!

If we were having coffee…

1. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would update you on my therapy sessions. I had my second appointment with my new therapist last week. My first appointment went fairly well, but I didn’t have the same feeling this time. We mostly just talked about how my depression has been since the last time we spoke and, since my depression is almost always situational, there wasn’t that much to say.

I did talk to her a little bit about my fear of being abandoned, which I touch on in this post about the fear of abandonment. It helped to get some of those feelings out, but I’m still struggling with it.

2. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would talk to you about The Mental Health Awareness Project, which is my latest project. It is a mental health advocacy initiative that encourages people to spread awareness of mental health and mental illnesses.

3. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would encourage you to get involved with The Mental Health Awareness Project, or MHAP, if you would like to help us spread awareness about mental health. 2019 will be the year for change — we can feel it!

4. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would tell you that my husband and I switched to a pescatarian diet on September 1, 2018, and we’ve stuck with it pretty damn well so far! If you aren’t sure what a pescatarian is, it is essentially just a semi-vegetarian. The only difference is that, instead of eating no meats, we do eat fish and seafood.

Well, I still eat chicken, but I’ve cut down on it about 90%. We also still eat dairy, but only soy milk, almondmilk, and sharp cheddar cheese, which all contain little to no lactose.

5. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would mention that we both recently realized that we are lactose intolerant to some degree, in case you didn’t catch it from my last paragraph. I never ate much dairy to begin with. I really only ate it when it was an ingredient in a recipe, like pizza or macaroni and cheese.

If you and I met for coffee, what are some things about yourself that you would share with me? It can be anything! And I’d love it if you commented and told me some things that I can share with you about myself in the next post!


My name is Nicole, and I’m very happy that you decided to stop by and visit my blog! I write about mental health, and I post the occasional product review. I’m most passionate about writing, mental health advocacy, and gaming. My husband and I live in the South with our five tabby cats and two parakeets. If you ever want to connect with me, please don’t hesitate to visit my Contact page.

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  1. October 5, 2018 / 10:58 AM

    I love this! If we were meeting for coffee, I’d share that I’ve done a lot of self-reflecting lately and am in a good place mentally. It’s been a rough few months with things going on in life, but can say that I’ve sorted things out with people close to me and it’s starting to look up!

  2. October 6, 2018 / 6:35 AM

    Such a nice post.
    I am also lactose intolerant and taking any source of milk is a no no for me.

    • Nicole
      October 7, 2018 / 7:49 PM

      Thank you! And yeah, both me and my husband realized we both have some lactose intolerance going on. Lactaid helps but I try to just avoid eating it if I can.

  3. October 7, 2018 / 3:50 PM

    If we were meeting up for coffee, I would ask how you’re doing and tell you that although I have had some emotional weakness, I am doing pretty good!

    Also, how are you finding being a pescatarian? I was veggie for a little while because my gf was vegetarian for 13 years, two of them being vegan. We aren’t anymore but I would love to do it again.

    • Nicole
      October 7, 2018 / 7:54 PM

      I’m glad you’re doing well! Last week was a really, really bad week for me but luckily I think I’m slowly coming out of it.

      I still haven’t gone 100% pescatarian but honestly I feel better about the choices that I have made so far. I’ve cut out 98% of soda and have been drinking either water or green tea exclusively, and I’ve cut out all meats but fish, seafood, and chicken. So technically I’m a pollo pescatarian (pescatarian + chicken eater), but I’m still okay with that. Red meats don’t even look appetizing to us anymore and it’s only been a month.

      We still eat some processed food, but our eating is a lot better than it was. So, we’re on our way there I guess you could say, haha. It’s better than the traditional American diet that we were eating.

  4. October 28, 2018 / 3:19 PM

    Wow. A powerful post.

    I don’t fully understand at all the things you describe, however I am fascinated by people and always keen to learn. So I will keep reading and learning. I think we can all learn from others, none of us ‘know it all’.

    Life is just a journey of lots of chapters, well that’s my opinion.

    I will keep reading you Blog to learn.

    • Nicole
      October 29, 2018 / 3:07 AM

      Thank you for taking the time to read. 🙂

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