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 … More You are stronger than you think
More than two months ago on the 4th of April, my stepfather passed away after a two-year fight with stage IV lung cancer. I’ve been devastated and practically inconsolable since. It hasn’t gotten any better and whenever I’m alone I can’t help but think about it. I’m feeling so many things but… I can’t find … More Struggling Through A Loss
But I haven’t taken my medication in weeks now. I know. I know. I need to start again, but I don’t want to right now. There’s so many things going on right now – technical interview preparation, honours dissertation, other coursework, etc. – and I just need that manic kick. I know. This is a terrible, terrible idea. But it’s … More I didn’t want to tell you this…
Ha. I wish. These days I’ve been spending too much time wishing I didn’t have to deal with my illnesses. Yes, I’m in the part of the diagnosis cycle where I wallow in self-pity. I just… I hate it so much. Any chance I can get, I cry my eyes out, wishing I didn’t have to wake … More Hello, Apathy
Please, come in. It’s quite brisk outside, isn’t it? I’m so sorry it’s been so long, I don’t really have an excuse save that I’m just me… You know how I can get. But I guess what I like about you is that you understand the times like these. Anyway, tea? Oh! I have some … More Tea Time: What makes you happy?
That’s how many days are left until I turn in my honours project and ultimately finish university. 8 days. That’s how long I haven’t slept more than four hours each night… And not even four uninterrupted hours. It’s the total amount of hours after waking up several times. I guess that suggests that I haven’t … More 77 Days