I take issue when people judge others for their decision on how to manage their mental illness. I have found that people who have experience with mental illness use various metaphors in an attempt to articulate what it feels like for them; people connect with metaphor. I fear any metaphor I could conjure would only… Continue reading Nina McKinstry is your spirt animal. And yours. And yours. And yours.
I never even thought about writing a piece for a blog before. I didn’t think I would have anything interesting to say that people would think was worth reading. So now here I am, taking on the challenge! WHY NOT? Hmmm. So what do I say now? You would think when we live in a… Continue reading You have the right to remain anonymous. Anything you say or do won’t be used against you.
Since losing my sister, and experiencing mental illness myself, I feel the most important thing I can do is open up. I am not my depression or anxiety; I am still Callie. Meet Callie, I view life as a series of experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today. Why did I… Continue reading An anxious brain. A brave heart.
“WHO AM I?” While I type this I almost immediately visualize the scene from Zoolander where Derek is staring at his reflection in a puddle while making a dramatic exit from a fashion show gone awry. He asks himself the near unanswerable question and the reflection responds, “I don’t know.” and that, my friends is… Continue reading MEET ME.
HEY YOU, INTRODUCE YOURSELF I wish I could tell what everybody’s thinking. I wish I could read the minds of everyone I share eye contact with when passing on the street. To be able to translate the expressions on their faces, or lack thereof — into words. Half the time they are probably saying something… Continue reading NICE TO MEET YOU, STEFAN SAVAGE.
HEY YOU, INTRODUCE YOURSELF I think I’m a psychopath. How do I explain this in approximately 30 lines? I over-analyze even the un-over-analyze-able. While I’ll defend to the death that I, “totally am not a judgmental person”, I think I might be the most judgmental person I know. I even judge the judges on talent… Continue reading NICE TO MEET YOU, PSYCHOPATH.
HEY YOU, INTRODUCE YOURSELF Me? Well, I would consider myself to be quite an outgoing person, although very shy until I get to know you. I’ve been told I’m pretty fun (very funny) and I love cats. -ANONYMOUS