Backpacking with Anxiety and Depression

I went backpacking for the first time this weekend, and I’m not quite sure how it went. Part of me is proud I did it. There were so many bugs, and we hiked 21 miles in two days. I’m impressed with myself. I got irritated once when lunch was awful, and I was exhausted, but... Continue Reading →

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I Refuse to Rush Through Life

"I don't want to earn a living, I want to live." - Oscar Wilde In Vermont this weekend, my peers are presenting their master research and graduating with their master’s degree. Sometimes I think I should have been there this week, but I’m not. Sometimes I beat myself up over this fact. I think that... Continue Reading →

When You Break

Frankly, I’m tired. I’m tired of feeling like I’m not good enough. I’m tired of always worrying. I’m tired of never trusting anything but the negative. I’m tired of comparing myself to others and always coming out short. I’m tired of living in the past. I’m tired of holding on. I’m tired of feeling like... Continue Reading →

I Am Not Special

There’s nothing special about me. I’m pretty average. I am from a small town in Connecticut. I just finished being an intern at the age of 27. I wouldn’t say I ever exceeded in anything. Not in sports or school. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I am nice and smile a lot. I... Continue Reading →

Trusting is the Worst

I went rock climbing the other day. I was wearing the whole outfit: helmet, harness, climbing shoes. I did this climb and had a hard time using my feet. I used my knees. By the end of the climb, I was bruised, scraped, cut with blood running down my legs. On the next climb, a... Continue Reading →

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