The unthinkable happened to me. Well at least to me it was unthinkable (there are worse things of course). My fiancé dumped me – feels weird even writing it. (Or as my best friend likes to say instead, released me – apparently dumping is too harsh of a term). Normally, I wouldn’t write about something … Continue reading A Jilted Bride, 29 and Depressed
Wow. So it's been a while. About 3 months to be more exact. Here's a short recap: In October, I printed/ordered books with Amazon CreateSpace with the intention of selling to friends and sending to local media. However after printing (and having friends read it) I realized there were mistakes. Yeah I know. How could … Continue reading Don’t call it a comeback: 2015 Update, Depression & My Book
"October 2014's Best Books: 10 Releases for a Literary Fall as Colorful As Those Leaves"
This is fairly embarrassing for me to admit but no more than putting myself out there with my book will be, so what the hell. My last period of depression (not really sure how else to describe it) was accompanied by a strange desire to be famous and envy of today's celebrities. Not just any … Continue reading King Joffrey on Celebrity Culture
I think it is so incredible that the Internet has allowed people to express themselves, especially when they are dealing with unique circumstances. Watch this beautiful video logging a young women's battle with not only Trichotillomania (classified as an ICD which is similar to OCD) but depression as well. This is the change I believe our … Continue reading
Well its been awhile. Okay its been a long time. Months. Eight months to be exact. Anyone following this blog is probably wondering what the hell? Or they've just stopped paying attention to my blog period, which is unfortunate obviously. Well, sadly I got really sick again. Depression hit me like an angry chimp. Not … Continue reading Where Have I Been?
It’s 4 a.m. I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep. But, I can’t. Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain. Why? Because I am stressed about my students. Really stressed. I’m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say — the real truth I’ve been needing to say — and vow to myself that I will let my students hear what I really think tomorrow.
This is what students really need to hear:
First, you need to know right now that I care about you. In fact, I care about you more than you may care about yourself. And I care not just about your grades or your test scores, but about you as a person. And, because I care, I need to be honest with you. Do I have permission to be…
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A clue for tomorrow's big reveal of A Hidden Life's official cover art! Cannot wait to share it with you.
I feel like I'm at confessional! You see I'm having a bit of a meta-cognizant moment here. I've written a book inspired by my mental illness and here I am having a rocky patch with it during this time. I guess it was bound to happen. All the stress and planning that this is taking … Continue reading What to do when you’re writing a book inspired by your mental illness and you’re having issues coping