Tag: Life

Various writing on life in general.

Be proud of your journey

We like to identify with common, yet individual, things: Specific TV shows, books, musicians. It's helps us feel independent, but also part of a group. We get tattoos, posters, shirts; whatever helps us identify with other individuals who we can feel a part of a group of. But maybe we… Continue Reading 'Be proud of your journey'

I don't care (that i do)

I think I've realized something about social situations and interactions. It's not that I have to not care about what other people think, it's that I have to not care that I care about what other people think. It's okay to want connection and look foolish/stupid going after it.… Continue Reading 'I don't care (that i do)'

I'm bad at diversity

I recently read a fantastic post by a trans-man named Graham Daniels about his journey to discovering his true self. It's one of those posts that takes soul to write and a willingness to be vulnerable to publish. Which isn't how it should be. Coming out shouldn't be a big… Continue Reading 'I'm bad at diversity'

Depression

Depression is controlling. You don't want to feel better. You want to sulk. You don't want someone to help, because it would take away the pleasure of feeling bad. You certainly don't want some medication or therapy, because really you're just being melodramatic and don't deserve special attention. But you… Continue Reading 'Depression'

Why I Can't Meditate

I should meditate tonight. Even just five minutes would help. Really, the time would be totally worth it, because I'd be more relaxed, more focused and more productive for the other 1335 minutes of the day. But I really don't have time. The dishes still need to be done. And… Continue Reading 'Why I Can't Meditate'

How ADHD Affects Me

To many, ADHD means you can't pay attention. While that's true, there are other parts to it. To me, this ADHD Acrostic I came up with illustrates all that I struggle with: Anger Distraction Hyperfocus Depression One of the more surprising parts (to me) of that is 'anger' aspect. I… Continue Reading 'How ADHD Affects Me'