I have anxiety - there's not really any other way to put it. I worry about everything, even things I know I don't need to worry about, even mistakes that happened years and years ago, even social interactions that are over and done whether they were positive or negative. I worry. It's just a part … Continue reading Doing the Work to Make Progress
Today I am officially nineteen years old! How did I spend my birthday you might ask? Working! Yay! In all seriousness though, it really hasn't felt like my birthday this year. It's just kind of another day, except with cake and a few happy notes. I'm not sad about it, really, it's more of an … Continue reading Adult Birthdays
I remember the darkness of my room at eight in the morning, two days before I turned 16. The gentle taps on the door, the click of the knob opening and then closing, quiet footsteps retreating from my bedroom. I remember walking downstairs at eight-thirty, still rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and finding … Continue reading Three Years Later: What I Do and Do Not Remember
Never hesitate to tell someone you love them. You never know how quickly something can change, or when the last time you will be able to say “I love you” will be. Don’t leave yourself wondering whether or not you said it when you last spoke. Don’t not say it on your way out the … Continue reading Always tell them you love them.
I joined a rock painting/hiding group at the beginning of the summer. I didn't really think too much of it, maybe it would be fun to see what other people were painting. Then my mom found her first rock in a tree while we were walking, and she got so excited about it that we … Continue reading So, I paint rocks..!
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