Here's a quick little bit about living with anxiety and depression. It's semi-autobiographical, but definitely fiction. Title: On Alert Rating: G Genre: General Word Count: 314 It is seven a.m. and my alarm shocks me awake. I roll out of bed, put on my bra—damnable thing—and pad my way to the bathroom. Toilet, wash hands, … Continue reading Sunday Shorts: On Alert
It's almost one in the morning, but I napped (crashed, hard) when I got home from school around 6pm today, so I'm pretty damn awake at the moment. That's unfortunate because there's not a whole lot to be done this late at night that won't disturb my mother or downstairs neighbor. 3/16 Weeks of the … Continue reading College Witchery: Week Three!
Yesterday, I wrote the rough draft of my first essay for my English class. I printed out two hard copies and stuck them in my folder so I would be prepared for our peer review discussion in class. I was done. I was ready. I was proud of myself. Today, I crawled out of bed … Continue reading Sorry, I Can’t Come in Today. My Brain has the Flu.
I'm better at social interaction than I would have guessed. As I mentioned previously, both of my classes are heavy on discussions, speaking, and interaction. This gives me more than a little bit of anxiety (I have chronic social anxiety, for those unaware). But, you probably wouldn't have guessed yesterday. I talked in class. I asked questions … Continue reading College Witchery: Yesterday was a Good Day
So, yesterday was my first day of on campus classes. Apparently, this is the semester of social interaction. The two classes I'm taking this semester are English (Critical Thinking & Intermediate Composition) and Communications (Interpersonal Communication). Now, of course, I expected there would be some social interaction in the communications course. I mean, it's communications. Communicating … Continue reading Diary: Yesterday I Started School and Broke a Therapist
I’m lying in bed as I write this. I woke up at 10:00 this morning, lay in bed for two hours, then fell back asleep for another two hours. I have a list of things I wanted to get done today written in my planner, but I don’t think that’s happening. Instead, I’m eating popcorn … Continue reading Little Mental Illness Pick-Me-Ups
I've been doing things, which is very weird for me. They aren't big, life-changing things, but they are things all the same. I am expending energy where previously I lay in bed thinking about expending energy, then went to get another bowl of ice cream. I bought some tools to finish a project I've been … Continue reading Diary: Perfection is Boring, Anyway