I’ve been depressed for the past ten months.
I’ve been struggling to pull myself out of the depression and recover; recovery is currently my main goal. Thankfully, I’m no longer lying in bed, alternating between crying and sleeping all day.
I can be productive and get things done, but the…
But is death really the absolute end of your existence? I don’t think so.
Geoffrey Chaucer’s Poem, Troilus and Criseyde, the source of the proverb, “All good things must come to an end,” implies that there is a finality to everything, including death which is something I don’t believe to…
I hope to one day make your weekend Twitter Moments list.
Thank you for being so supportive and encouraging! You're one of the writers I interact with most on Medium, and have wanted to ask about your 'Dear Reader" segment in each of your articles.
I would love to help lift up another writer; I've gotten help and would like to pay it forward. But I'm afraid that 1) my readership is too small, 2) my readers will decide they prefer the work of the writer I'm uplifting, or as has happened in the past, 3) I'll get taken advantage of and used for what I can do to help the person and when they've gotten or taken what they wanted from me, they reciprocate by freezing me out.
That's one reason I would love to get a job writing; it would elimate my fears. Baby Steps. 💚
Actually, I havent finished it yet; I still have the last entry to write and submit. So I can't yet say I'm a success. But for once in my life, I'm determined to finally finish something I started!
A relatively recent diagnosis of ADHD has been identified as one of…
When I was a kid, there were no cell phones, laptops, or smart cars; I used payphones, both manual and electric typewriters, and cars weren't smarter than people! Make that most people lol!
I played outside, used my bike for transportation and always wore a watch so I would know what time to be home. Our garage door was originally manual; I had to physically lift the door and push it up myself. My father felt television was unnecessary except for the news, so I grew up without cable; instead, I read books.
Maybe because I grew up before the technology "boom", I'm not comfortable with it. I prefer phone calls over texts, and handwritten letters over emails; I was born in the wrong era. Or I'm old. It's one of the two!🤣
What I chose not to include in my piece was that my father was emotionally, verbally, mentally and physically abusive to me, told me constantly that I was stupid, ugly, worthless, lazy, useless, a waste of space and money and predicted I would accomplish nothing with my life except be…
I’ve been on a continuous journey seeking love and happiness for as long as I can remember.
Growing up, I desperately tried to make my parents proud and failed. My late father told me only once he was proud because of my neat handwriting.
Recently when asked, my mother first…
It’s 2021, and mental illness is still stigmatized, especially for people with personality disorders. Even doctors hate treating us, which is discouraging.
Among other illnesses, I was diagnosed with “Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified” (PDNOS). It simply means that I meet some of the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)…
I grew up in a simpler era; technology didn’t yet control our lives.
I spent my childhood playing outside with friends, reading books, and watching movies on a VCR. We didn’t even have cable.
From grades seven through nine, I used a manual typewriter to type my assignments.
Years ago, I used Primus as my phone, cable and internet provider because it was cheap.
You get what you pay for; I kept losing my internet connection.
One day I tried calling Primus to tell them my internet wasn’t working. The customer service agent referred to me as “Ms…