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Honesty And Anxiety

Honesty And Anxiety

Lately, my anxiety has been… bad. I thought I was doing better, that I was learning to manage it and cope and get through. During the summer, I had some seriously anxious periods, including while travelling, but they were generally triggered by specific events or environments, so they seemed more logical than some of my other anxiety. And, while they weren’t fun, I mostly got through them without too much difficulty. So I thought I was in a good position…

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Optimism Is Looking On The Knight Side

Optimism Is Looking On The Knight Side

I made a sort of unofficial promise to myself, as I contemplated the start of the new year and the chance to give my blog some fresh life and maybe even some improved stats: I was going to try and be positive about things.  Take my last post, for example. It could have been a negative post about how my mental and physical health got in the way of all the arts and crafts I used to enjoy, but instead…

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Here Are The Facts: I’m Unhappy

Here Are The Facts: I’m Unhappy

So far, being twenty hasn’t been that great. Okay, I can’t judge a whole year based on a week’s experience. Being nineteen wasn’t brilliant. Eighteen was stressful. Seventeen was painful and full of difficulties. So twenty has the potential to at least be better than those, if I give it a chance. But, well, sometimes university just kind of sucks. I try to be honest on my blog and on other social media, but there are limitations to that. I…

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A Messy, Chaotic, Public Life

A Messy, Chaotic, Public Life

I don’t tend to pay much attention to the idea of people reading my blog. Well. That’s not entirely true, because it gives the impression that I never look to see how many visitors I’ve had, or which posts are the most popular. Because I do. And sometimes I post solely because I see my stats have been flatlining, so I dredge up some ideas and force myself to write something. But I don’t often think about who those people…

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Poets Are Just Secrets Hookers

Poets Are Just Secrets Hookers

I’m a remarkably public person. I’m always talking about myself: my darkest secrets, my greatest fears. I reveal these parts of myself with impunity all over the internet, even when I can’t articulate them to people I know. The other day I was talking to John Hansen of the Teens Can Write Too! blog chain and discussing whether or not we’re public about the fact we’re writers. For him, it’s something he’ll advertise on the internet, but not in real…

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