A Little About Me

W E L C O M E !

My name is Rebecca Kaplan and this is my blog, Happily Ever Becca. I am still developing my niche, but in this blog I focus on topics that make me happy, my journey to happiness, improving my mental health every day, and everything in between

Who I am:

I’m a daughter, sister, dog mom, friend, girlfriend. I work in homeless services in Massachusetts, working 1:1 with homeless and unstably housed individuals in connecting to resources, crisis management, and working towards housing.

I’m a lesbian, in a blissful relationship with my loving girlfriend. My sexuality took a while for me to fully come out to, but today I am loud and proud about who I am and who I love.

Being a dog mom is SUCH a personality trait of mine. Meet Star, my emotional support animal and whole world. Star is a 1.5 year old lab/staffordshire terrier mix, rescued a year ago and adopted 5 months ago.

My Mental Health Journey

I’m very open about my history with mental illness, disordered eating, trauma, self-harm, etc. I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety when I was 23, though I could have told you that at 16.

I take medication and do therapy every month, and it has changed my life. I’ve been at the lowest of lows, but was able to find my way out of the dark place I was in with a combination of therapy, medication, practicing coping skills, yoga, and of course – writing!

I am still depressed. I am still anxious. But I can function and function well. I work hard to normalize mental illness and living a productive life. I balance a full-time job, caring for my family, and caring for myself.

I’m kind of a badass. I’m kind of funny. I’m gentle with others and with myself. I hope you find something that resonates with you, or will share my content with someone that you think needs it!

Take care,


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