phantom tollbooth book on a wooden surface

Me and Milo down by the Schoolyard

TW Depression The following is the beginning of Norton Juster’s infamous book The Phantom Tollbooth. While I don’t have it memorized per se, I do remember how much it resonated with me when I first heard it, and I think about it often, especially when I’m sinking into a depressive episode, like I have been recently… Chapter 1. Milo There was once a boy named … Continue reading Me and Milo down by the Schoolyard

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Thinking Short-term vs. Thinking Long-term

TW Eating Disorder, Anxiety, Depression “All good things to those who wait.” – Mother Gothel in Tangled…and someone real, probably. My entire young life, I was the type to put off my happiness in favor of hard work. Get good grades in order to get into a good school. Get a good degree to get a good job. Eventually, you’ll have the time to be … Continue reading Thinking Short-term vs. Thinking Long-term

high functioning depression

High-Functioning Depression

(TW Depression, Eating Disorder) Depression can be sneaky. It can creep up on you, especially when you haven’t been deep in the throes of it for a while and you’re so busy that you don’t really notice it. I was coming out of a depressive episode at the beginning of last year, and I got to a reasonably good place. I’m typically a high-functioning depressive … Continue reading High-Functioning Depression

breaking up with my therapist

Breaking Up with My Therapist

We’ve all been through breakups before. The hurt feelings, the tubs of ice cream, the big, gaping hole in your life and social calendar. Plenty of sitcoms and movies had prepared me for breakups between romantic partners, maybe even between friends. But nothing I’ve ever experienced has prepared me for my breakup with my therapist. My office is moving to a building farther away from … Continue reading Breaking Up with My Therapist

coming out of a depressive episode

Coming out of a Depressive Episode

(TW Depression) Coming out of a depressive episode is so weird. For me, anyway. Back when I was in the midst of a depressive episode, making plans was daunting and I usually made them hoping that they would just fall through and I could stay in the comfort of my own home. Leaving the house was always a crapshoot because sometimes I would be fine … Continue reading Coming out of a Depressive Episode