“Will I ever get married?” is a question I’ve always asked myself but rarely ever felt the answer wasn’t somehow definite. I knew I would get married, buy a house, have kids, and all that jazz because it was going to happen. Of course it would, how could it not? It may sound silly to […]Read more "The Story and the Plan"
I think everyone has experience being an outsider, being outcast, being unwanted. If you never have… congratulations, I guess? I… don’t know how you managed that but… that’s good, then? But for everyone who has, it’s a terrible experience, made all the more worse when you are the sole exclusion. Whether it’s from a group […]Read more "Let me in"
So I’ve talked a lot about events in my own life and how they’ve effected my struggles with mental illness. And one of the things I’ve learned is not to get caught up in the past and what could have been. But there is one thing I want to look back on here. It’s something I’ve only found […]Read more "What it means to matter"
So one thing I don’t like is when people put together one of those book lists with a whack-load of books on it and you’ve heard of maybe like, three of them. But then it’s prefaced with some sort of challenge in the title, like “50 books you need to read before you die,” or […]Read more "A Year of Reading Women"
Now I want to start right off the bat by telling you to ignore the title. Well, I mean, it’s still important, but I don’t want to let you think I’m writing about death. I’ll get to what I mean in a moment. So this may seem unbelievable to you, but in my high school years, […]Read more "Live like you’re ready to die"
A few years ago my fiancé cheated on me. Since it was about nine months away from the wedding, I had to contact quite a few people to tell them to ignore the Save-the-Dates we had just mailed out and to cancel any gifts they ordered off the registry. I didn’t tell too many people […]Read more "What it means to be a cuckold"