Birthday Blues

Every year, for as long as I can remember, the time before my birthday is more challenging. I become more depressed, easily agitated, and just overall grumpy. The thought of commemorating a life I had become accustomed to trying to exit has always seemed asinine. I never felt “deserving” of celebration. To me, any type … Read moreBirthday Blues


Trigger Warning: discussion of suicidality, hospitalization This journey is hard, guys. Really hard. And it is long. Perhaps a lifetime. Probably my entire lifetime. I wish there was a reason as to why some of us have chronic illnesses and struggles. I suppose, objectively, that the honor of living also carries the risk of suffering. … Read morePrecipice


Well, here we are again… Coming up on an anniversary of such darkness in my journey. And I have been dreading it. Truly dreading it. But as I sit here pondering the upcoming day, I am filled with peace. I realize that what felt like debilitating darkness, ended up ushering in the greatest light I … Read moreEmbers