“I feel like I have spent my entire life trying to prove to myself that I am strong and being strong would be enough. I have spent so much of my energy setting such high expectations to be strong and shelving my own emotions that now I’m tired.”

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Dark day

Posted: June 19, 2018 in Blah Blah, Health, Life
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I suddenly realized and understood how depressed people feel even more down when they are told or they know they have everything or a lot of blessings and yet they cannot help but feel sad and weary. It makes it even worse because it puts pressure that they should not be feeling that way or makes them feel like they are an ungrateful person. It adds to the burden.

It’s so true one cannot understand how it feels until you’ve been there.

Random Thoughts

Posted: January 12, 2018 in Blah Blah

What is the purpose of art if it does not feed the soul of the one who created it? 

Where Anxiety Comes From…

Posted: August 23, 2017 in Blah Blah

Did you know that Aquarius have the blood of the dragon? Just kidding, but you’re still part of House Targaryen nonetheless. You are truthful, just, imaginative, and courageous- just like Dany. Unfortunately, you’re also unpredictable, detached, and a true wild card- just like the Mad King. Be careful, Aquarius. Use your powers for good instead of evil. Stay away from Wild Fire.



An Artidote Post…

Posted: May 20, 2017 in Blah Blah

My therapist told me something meaningful yesterday. She said:”It’s important to remember that when you’re depressed you have to nurse yourself and be extra gentle towards yourself. Just like an athlete wouldn’t break an ankle then force themselves to run that ankle. They rest as it heals and do not think ‘I am a failed athlete,’ they think, ‘right now something isn’t working so i’ll take care of myself until it does.’ 

Just like a broken bone, depression can change the way your daily life plays out, and pushing yourself too hard and getting frustrated when you don’t feel better is just like trying to run on that broken ankle and getting frustrated when it doesn’t heal.”


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