I know so many people who had wonderful experiences with collegiate life. They made lifelong friendships, accrued wisdom they’ll never forget, and earned degrees which set them on career paths that secured them financially for life. In a word, college life was wonderful. My first trip through college, however, was not like that. Not at… Read More


It is no secret that I have struggled for the majority of my life with social anxiety. For whatever reason, I have always been painfully shy, and establishing deep relationships has been very challenging for me. I know this has held me back both personally and professionally, but I have been powerless against it. Functioning… Read More


To Whom It May Concern: You may have noticed I was not present at your last gathering. Or it is possible you did not notice. I tend to be a not-very-noticeable person a majority of the time. Nevertheless, you hosted a gathering, and I did not attend. I would like to attempt to explain why.… Read More


I’ve had sort of a fascination lately with things that don’t work. Actually, it’s less of a fascination than simply having reality thrust upon me. I wrote here last week about how as much as we would like to believe any dream can come true with enough hard work and perseverance, that sometimes just isn’t… Read More


Many months ago, I reconnected on Facebook with a friend I had not seen since I was in elementary school. To be honest, I was surprised she even remembered me, considering people I met last week seem to have a tendency to forget who I am the next time I see them. I try to… Read More


I was on a such a roll, too… After weeks of not having the time (or, quite frankly, the motivation) to post anything new on this blog, I finally find myself with some time off school and a renewed interest in sharing my experiences with depression online again. I had a goal of writing something… Read More


Friday night is always movie night at my house, hence the lack of a post from yesterday. Here is a movie that touched me in a particularly unique way. ———- Sometimes you just need to be sad. I just finished watching the Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out. Several people in the counseling program I am part… Read More


Someone told me after I posted this that it might be their favorite thing I’ve ever written. That felt good, but the fact remains that there aren’t too many things worse in life than being dumped. Let me explain… ———- Let’s just be honest here: Getting dumped sucks. Whether it comes in the form of… Read More


I honestly don’t remember the exact date I started this blog. I do know that I almost never got started because I was extremely worried what type of feedback I would receive once I began writing about my depression openly. My aim was to try to convey to those reading what I wrote what it… Read More


I once heard someone remark that everyone who comes to therapy does so because they are stuck in some way or another. They may be stuck on a particular event or period of time. They may be stuck in grief and are unable to move on. They may be stuck on a particular relationship which… Read More