How To Get Out Of That Rut Of Depression

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: ANOTHER listicle. But that’s not what this is going to be, although by default, there will be some points. I just want to share with you what has helped me when chronic depression takes me down into the valley, and some things I do to climb back up. Create Something I’ve found that when I’m down, if I can ever get myself to start drawing or writing, I began to feel better. Sometimes I’ve even went to my craft closet, dug out an old vase, and painted it with bright and cheery colors. I’ve … Continue reading How To Get Out Of That Rut Of Depression

Letter of Recommendation

A letter from my future self to my current self. Dear Past Me, Why or why are you driving yourself crazy lately? I know you’ve been having issues with your anxiety and depression, but you can’t let that dictate your happiness. I know, I know, easier said than done. I mean, I remember. But here’s the thing: I’m going to let you in on a little secret that I know. You’re brave. That’s right, I said it. Brave. The fact that you get out of the bed everyday when your mind is telling you to just sleep the world away … Continue reading Letter of Recommendation

The Deceptive Target

For a fleeting few weeks, there is a wonderful time of year in Alabama known as Spring. It’s very flirtatious, leading you to believe that it’s here to stay, only to give in to the seduction of Old Man Winter or the playfulness of Summertime. But during that time that she visits, the weather is absolutely perfect, and this was the kind of evening that Giselle loved the most. She choose a simple cream colored blouse, and paired it with her favorite jeans and some red Tom’s. She pulled her light brown hair back into a twist, and spritzed on … Continue reading The Deceptive Target

Barking Back

I was really looking forward to home and escaping the scorching heat that was The Deep South in August. My temp gauge in the car read 103 degrees, and it felt like it was actually much hotter than that by the amount of sweat cascading down my face. I arrived home and quickly grabbed all of my essentials from the car and ran to the door, the heat feeling like a heavy cloud of oppression all around me. Funny thing is, my two mini schnauzers, Meryl and Tallulah, weren’t making a peep. It was unnerving and caused me to enter … Continue reading Barking Back