How am I not dead? How am I not dead? In the last few months, I've found myself stumbling over this question a lot. And it's not because I'm having an existential crisis...been there done that. Everything will end. No, I'm not asking myself that question because I'm in a bad mental state. I'm asking it… Continue reading The High School Experience
This is a rambling post. But rambling can be good, right? Let's jump right in. No one...and I mean no one can escape discouragement. Whether it's the occasional setback or the constant drone of a buzzing bad hand that gets you down, discouragement will find you. And it'll find you whenever it wants. It's not fun. It's… Continue reading Discouragement
It's another overcast day. Shocking! The last few weeks...okay months here in Chicago have been remarkably cloudy and not your cotton balls in the sky kinda cloud. More like a layer of slimy riverbed has been chucked into the air. Some days you're lucky if there's a difference between night and day. Okay, a little… Continue reading Choosing to See Sun
I'm biased, but I tend to think depression is one of the hardest things a person can endure. And there are not enough resources to help people in many situations until it is too far gone or way too late. Depression is stigmatized and the people isolating themselves are isolated further. But enough of that.… Continue reading Dress Up For Depression
Number one rule in life: Make your own sunshine. My grandfather taught that to my mother who taught it to me and I'm teaching it to you. It's underestimated in its strength and it's weirdly deep. For me, it has a history rooted in my childhood but its importance came through my own discovery and… Continue reading Rainy Day Blues
He looks innocent enough doesn't he, Buzz the bee? Cute little wings, a gentle smile, and who wouldn't trust those eyes? But our little friend Buzz is far from safe.