a blue christmas

I know that there plenty of real reasons for people to have a hard time over the holidays, emotionally speaking — thinking of those who aren’t here to celebrate, dealing with family that doesn’t feel so much like family, having all the memories of holidays past plastered in your mind as points of comparison to … Continue reading a blue christmas

please seek professional help if you are hurting (or maybe if you’re not)

I've somehow found myself in the very fortunate position of being someone to whom people reach out for advice every once in a while, and I want to take on that role as humbly and responsibly as possible. I've received a great deal of anonymous comments from readers, ranging from the kindest thanks to the … Continue reading please seek professional help if you are hurting (or maybe if you’re not)

a list of reminders that the world isn’t all bad

I'm putting this on the internet because I just realized I've been desperately combing social media for the past hour seeking out reassurance that I myself could provide. I'm in a place today where I feel...stuck. I've been doing schoolwork nonstop for weeks, and I'm about to hunker down for the rest of the semester … Continue reading a list of reminders that the world isn’t all bad