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Toxic Friendships

SO I just finished binge watching the new netflix series “13 Reasons Why” (yes I should be studying for exams but this was worth it) and if you guys haven’t watched it yet, I suggest you do. It is about a girl who is bullied throughout high school to the point where she ultimately decides… Continue reading Toxic Friendships

Anxiety · Difficult Decisions · Exams · Failure · Finding Myself · Goals · Happiness · Helping Others · Mental Health · Stress

Drawn and Quartered

I have committed high treason…against myself…AGAIN! I once again have begun to spread myself to thin. Breaking promises I told myself like, “I’ll go to bed by 10:00pm” or “I’ll stay on top of things”, and the classic “I’m fine, of course I’m not taking on too much”. But I’m not fine. School, work, friends,… Continue reading Drawn and Quartered

Depression · Difficult Decisions · Mental Illness · Seeking Help

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Recently I watched the movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story. For those of you who have not seen this movie, it is about a clinically depressed teenage boy named Craig, who checks himself into the psychiatric ward of a hospital after contemplating suicide. There were quite a few things I learned from this movie: People think… Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Depression · Difficult Decisions · Mental Health · Mental Illness · School · Stigma · Stigmatization

Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??

Since when did needing to step away from everything for a while show weakness…Or does it? When you come from an old school family, taking time off, stepping away from a situation or anything that involves time to think and reflect meant that you were doing one of two things…giving up or just being lazy.… Continue reading Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??

Difficult Decisions · Mental Health · School · Stress · Stressful Situations · Student

Am I home sick or is it stress?

Coming back to school after the winter break has been especially hard for me. I don’t really know 100% why but it has been tough trying to get back into the groove of things. I have always been a person who loves school and learning, but lately I always find myself asking why am I… Continue reading Am I home sick or is it stress?

Depression · Difficult Decisions · Failure · Finding Myself · Loss · Mental Illness · Seeking Help · Self Harm · Speaking Up · Stress · Stressful Situations

Roller Coaster

Sometimes it feels like I’m on a roller coaster that doesn’t stop, a series of ups and downs. As soon as things look up there’s always a 5ft drop. The year after high school ended and going into college, I started becoming super close with my friend and her family who lived in my hometown,… Continue reading Roller Coaster