You are stronger than you think

A letter to anyone struggling with their mental health.  Dear Stranger, I know you’re suffering, and you may be at the point where you feel like no one in the world would care if you just disappeared. But believe me when I say that you are never alone. Even if you feel like those around you won’t …

A Reflection featuring Oslo

Classes are finally over and I can relax for a little while. That’s actually false. Exams are coming up and I have to study. However, my boyfriend and I did manage to go to Oslo for about five days last week. It was an interesting experience, as I know absolutely zero words in Norwegian. Luckily, …

Never Enough

A few days ago while we were in St. Andrews, my boyfriend bought me a book called, “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance.” I’ve only read a small bit of the book but I suddenly felt the need to stop and write about it. These days, confidence comes and goes for me. But how …

Acceptance: Uncertain

It’s been a strange week. And I’m not okay. I guess I should say not “well”. It’s been one of those weeks where I keep asking myself why I’m in the current situation I’m in. I hate that I feel in extremes, that I can’t really help how I feel, and that I cry gratuitously. I …

Tea Time: New Year, New Cities, Same Me

Hello, old friend! Come in! Please, sit! Coffee? I got quite a lot as a Christmas gift. Take some chocolate. They’re straight out of Brussels! It really has been a long time, hasn’t it? And I actually mean it this time! We last spoke in September, and it’s already January. How’ve you been? You know …

Quiet Madness

“I would have never guessed.” That’s the most common response I get when I tell someone I have bipolar disorder. I don’t really blame the person for it, nor am I offended in any way. The image most people have of bipolar disorder is someone who is extremely volatile and dangerous, someone who has to spend his or …

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