Welcome to the words that form my life.
There are days, sometimes even weeks and months, where I live in a happy place inside my head, and you will see that reflected here. I cherish those times, mainly because often I have days (sometimes weeks and months) where I live in a not-so-happy place inside my head. I cannot limit myself to write about just one thing or the other, as sometimes I am also downright silly and I like sharing that as well. I can’t guarantee that I will write every day, though I will write as often as inspiration allows. Writing is the only time I get to be completely naked, figuratively speaking (and sometimes literally). So my promise to you is this:
I will always be honest, and raw, and true to myself and to you.
The Tough Stuff
I choose to write my personal thoughts and feelings here, in an effort to not only process them for myself, but also to educate those who do not understand depression, and to connect with others going through similar situations.
I write because my thoughts flow with more continuity through a pen onto paper in the quiet moments by myself. I write because most people don’t understand the raw and undiluted pain that seeps from my pores. I build a fortress of words as bricks to surround and protect myself, as my words can never be stripped from me. What you will see here can be ugly, and trust that I know just how ugly it gets. I don’t write to protect anyone’s feelings, I write to protect my sanity, and in doing so there are times that feelings get hurt. This is not my intention, but I also do not deny its reality.
If you do not want to read my words, I understand and that’s ok. This journey is not for the faint of heart.
A Few Links to Get You Started
I wrote the story of my diagnosis in four parts, this is Part 1.
I love writing creative nonfiction, let me know if you love it too!
Sometimes I best express myself through my poetry.
Everything I’ve written or posted about depression, all in one place.