Last month was hard. It seems like I always lose people I care about in October. When you leave fundamentalism, usually no one from that world will listen to you, especially not a parent. Pege and her husband were different. I'd been kicked out of my church two and a half years before when I … Continue reading Remembering Pege
Originally posted on Facebook on Sept. 11, 2017. Hello friends. So this week is Suicide Prevention Week, which started with World Suicide Prevention Day yesterday. I speak out about this because I don't want anyone else to feel alone like I did. People are always surprised when they find out. "You seem so happy all … Continue reading #IWasMadeFor: World Suicide Prevention Day 2017
Here’s a little secret most people don’t know about me. I can’t even count the number of times I almost died. This is not an exaggeration. People ask me, how could you want to just end everything? You have your whole life ahead of you, you’re good at writing, and you’re so happy all … Continue reading So I’m turning 28.
I am learning more about being myself on the internet. This is a something that I want to bring into balance, just like other aspects of my life as I'm healing. I don't ever want to stop creating, thinking, and feeling, but as a Real Adult™ now in a professional job, I have to think … Continue reading About writing things on the internet
I asked myself why I stopped writing last year and the answers were revealing. Some days, there are just too many ghosts. It’s difficult to imagine typing out what you’re really thinking when the other half of your brain is imagining her reading what you write and mocking you for being sentimental. Don’t listen to … Continue reading Coffee with ghosts