I’ll level with you, I hate pictures of myself. I take a selfie or someone takes a picture of me and I look at it and say, “that’s not me.” It’s not that I necessarily dislike the picture, it just looks wrong. What I see is not what I picture when I think of myself. […]Read More Anxiety & What (Imaginary) People Think
If what follows helps someone, anyone, even a tiny bit then it’ll be worth it. ‘Cause in the end, it does matter. You matter. Warning: mentions of past thoughts of suicide & Chester Bennington’s death You almost never know how you will react when you learn about someone’s death. We like to think that we […]Read More In the End, it Does Matter.
This past weekend marked a few firsts in my life, all revolving around music and concert-going. 2017 is the year of the “real me” and my goal is to pepper the year with new experiences and adventures outside my comfort zone. I recognize that a few of the things I did were firsts for people when they […]Read More this is my culture man, this is my home.
Mental health & illness is something near and very dear to my heart. Every year on this day people talk and share about their own experiences with mental health, in hopes that it maybe helps someone. Here goes… I have rapid cycling type II bipolar disorder, anxiety & panic attacks. That diagnosis are labels that […]Read More BellLetsTalk Day
In July 2003, I got my first tattoo. I was 16 years old, worried more about school than anything else and I wanted to “rebel” safely. My stepfather’s brother (step-uncle, I guess?) has a tattoo shop* so he did it in just under an hour. There wasn’t any hesitation, I knew straight away that I […]Read More Some of Us, We Have Tattoos…
I’ve been thinking a lot about writing recently. Possibly it’s because of NaNaWriMo, maybe because my coworkers have been asking how my novel has been coming along. They’re excited about it. I’m too ashamed to tell them that I haven’t looked at it in 3 months, even though I think about the main character, Sydney, […]Read More Writing & Not Feeling Qualified
Disclaimer: The title… I’ve been watching a lot of Life on Mars lately. Gene Hunt is in my head and I’m totally okay with that. Also I was inspired to actually post this behemoth because of Erika’s amazing blog post on puzzles and anxiety. Recently Bell held a “Bell Let’s Talk” Day to support mental […]Read More It’s All Gone a Little Mental ‘Round Here