Losing a Friend Group, but Gaining Something New

When you break up with someone, everyone tells you how to handle losing that person. How to go on without someone who was your person for a while. Who you went to when you were in crisis. With who you knew intimately. You can read articles. You can watch movies. You can listen to the… Continue reading Losing a Friend Group, but Gaining Something New

5 Tips for Maintaining Friendships While Struggling with Anxiety and Depression

I have anxiety and depression, which can sometimes make friendships difficult. I can cause issues when there are none. I can have high moments of anxiety which cause me to lash out. I can be selfish at times when it feels like my anxiety and depression are taking control. I can get lost in my… Continue reading 5 Tips for Maintaining Friendships While Struggling with Anxiety and Depression

Birthday Anxiety

My birthday is coming up in the next few weeks. It’s always a weird time. I never feel special enough to do anything for my birthday or try to get anyone to do anything for my birthday. Last year, up in Vermont, was the first time since high school that I did something semi-big for… Continue reading Birthday Anxiety

When You Forget to Live

eMost of my life I’ve been scared. I’ve been scared of sticking out of the crowd, of failing, of trying, of looking stupid, of dying. These fears hindered me and how I lived my daily life. In my first two years of college, I would simply go to class then go back to my dorm.… Continue reading When You Forget to Live

I Can’t Care Anymore

I recently decided that I can’t care anymore. I swear it’s not as bad as it sounds. As you might know, I struggle with anxiety and depression. I am doing better now and have recently learned how to control myself slightly more than in the past. I have lost people who were close to me… Continue reading I Can’t Care Anymore

Day 14: Someone who has made your life worth living.

This past weekend was Christmas. I swear I was looking forward to it. My brother was coming home. I would be able to spend time with him, parents, sister, and niece. I ruined it, or, I guess, my mental health ruined it. I couldn't enjoy any of it. I left early Christmas day, skipping Christmas… Continue reading Day 14: Someone who has made your life worth living.

Day 05: Something in life that gives you balance.

  So I’m a day late on this but – I was sick. But I’m back at it. So this question was difficult for me. Balance can be a difficult concept for me to understand. I tend to give my all to everything. Something in my life that has given me balance my friends. They… Continue reading Day 05: Something in life that gives you balance.