Retreating from the world to better face the world

In just about every religion or tradition, there is a story of someone retreating from the world to better prepare themselves for trials that lie ahead. There is no shame in that. Things have been getting progressively worse with her depression and anxiety. Every little sound makes her afraid. She is scared of just about … More Retreating from the world to better face the world

Bad Things Happen

So you may think that’s pretty obvious. Bad things happen. Okay, so that’s true. So what? Well, as obvious as it may seem to you, sometimes I completely forget all about it. Maybe it’s the way I was raised or some faulty wiring in my brain due to my illness. I have no idea. But … More Bad Things Happen

Fight!

“Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.” One thing my dad always says (when referring to my bipolar) that really gets under my skin is, “Well, as long as you’re fighting.” I always want to retort back with, “What do you think I’m doing every … More Fight!

Bravery

“You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.”

the semicolon project

Originally posted on hpwritesblogs:
Today I went to a tattoo artist, and for $60 I let a man with a giant Jesus-tattoo on his head ink a semi-colon onto my wrist where it will stay until the day I die. By now, enough people have started asking questions that it made sense for me to start…

Loneliness

Loneliness. Something I thought I’d gotten used to in high school when I first started seeking it out because I couldn’t handle being around so many people. I used to sit in the far corners of the classroom if I could, where no one could come up behind me and I could scare off everyone … More Loneliness

Feelings

“Stop minimizing and discounting your feelings. You have every right to feel the way you do. Your feelings may not always be logical, but they are always valid. Because if you feel something, then you feel it and it’s real to you. It’s not something you can ignore or wish away. It’s there, gnawing at … More Feelings