A Place To Start

Dear Reader,

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.
Writer, Sidereal Catalyst, why I write

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.

Thank you for being here, for taking the time to read my humble words.  I do, truly, appreciate you.

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24 thoughts on “A Place To Start

  1. Hi A. It was nice to meet you on Stories That Must Not Die. I look forward to reading your blog. Raw and honest is the best way to write. Too bad if others take issue. This is your space. I love the quotes. Bukowski stands out. LJ

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    • Welcome, friend ☺️ so glad you came by for a look! This blog is pretty new ( circumstances and needs changed, blog changed) so I’m still decorating! I seem to remove or add something every day lol
      I hope you enjoy what you read! xo {A}

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  2. […] Abbie is a published poet & established writer, paid to write website content & maintain a professional blog.  Abbie has lived with Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder most of her life. She finds comfort and release in writing about her journey and has found many others who do as well. She created this page in an effort towards education, awareness, fighting stigma and cultivating community. For more about her personal journey start here. […]

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  3. […] Abbie is a published writer and poet who creates with passion and conviction. She doesn’t shy away from the truth and often writes about her personal journey with depression and anxiety. Abbie is a fierce mental health advocate determined to promote awareness and fight stigmas, which inspired her to start Depression: Catalyst for Change. Connect with Abbie on Sidereal Catalyst, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. […]

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