anxiety
I can’t listen to music without a wellspring of tears exploding from my sockets. I can’t watch the movies or television that I love. I try to read and the letters dance around the page like they are on fire.
in

Sep 18, 2014 at 5:00pm | 90 comments

healthy
I'd really prefer not to have diarrhea on my wedding day, especially mid-ceremony, the most important part of this whole spectacle.
anxiety
I used to insist that I was a very private person. I wasn’t being funny, I meant it. I could tell you that I hate wearing underwear and about my earliest sexual fantasy and still earnestly believe that you didn’t know me at all.
in

Sep 4, 2014 at 6:00pm | 26 comments

anxiety
I want to make my own money and be professionally fulfilled, but something in my brain won't let me.
anxiety
The problem with being anxious is that monotony is your only option.
in

Aug 22, 2014 at 5:00pm | 27 comments

anxiety
The only thing worse than a nightmare is waking up surrounded by happy sleeping people. You hear everyone breathe and your throat gets tight and sad because you are missing out. Your brain is making you miss out.
in

Aug 14, 2014 at 6:00pm | 29 comments

stress
Call it a humblebrag, if you like, or even just a brag. I know you’re thinking it. I just can’t get over how awesome my life is, and how grateful I am for it all.
in

Aug 11, 2014 at 9:00am | 96 comments

anxiety
Why stop at two Nyquils when three will REALLY fix things? This is also a philosophy I apply to cakes, break and bake cookies, glasses of wine, boxes of Lemonheads, and kisses from my boyfriend.
in

Aug 7, 2014 at 6:00pm | 41 comments

anxiety
What do I do if he breaks my heart? Am I ready to be shattered into a million pieces when I’ve only just started pulling myself together?
in

Jul 31, 2014 at 5:00pm | 19 comments

anxiety
If you were to saw off the top of my head, blow off the dust, sop up the blood and gore and somehow stop me from screaming, you’d find a young girl waving up at you with messy hair and chapped lips, just desperate to be liked.
in

Jul 24, 2014 at 5:00pm | 28 comments

anxiety
For the first time since I leaped screaming into the arms of social media, I find myself trying to figure out what to share and what stays quiet.
meds
It made me scared of medication, and I don’t want to be.
anxiety
I began the cycle again in September. I felt fat and ugly and then I wrote about feeling fat and ugly and then people on the Internet were like, it’s true, you are fat and ugly, so I decided to go on a diet. Then at the last minute, I opted out.
in

Jul 10, 2014 at 6:00pm | 54 comments

anxiety
That time I forgot my Prozac and then went to spend four days with my family.
in

Jul 3, 2014 at 5:00pm | 45 comments

anxiety
It occurs to me that I’m pining for a symptom. I never thought my anxiety helped me at all. Now, with it receding in this particular arena, I miss it. Becca was never late anywhere.
in

Jun 26, 2014 at 6:00pm | 68 comments

anxiety
There is a person on this planet who captivates me. Probably this is largely in part because I’m acknowledging that there’s a world again, because I am outside of myself again, because I am taking risks, and smiling at strangers and being honest for once.
in

Jun 19, 2014 at 5:00pm | 39 comments

anxiety
mental health
dogs
I’ve been saying "This could be Max’s last year" for five years.
anxiety
This is a metaphor. Also it is literally about running. I know, but trust me.
in

Jun 5, 2014 at 6:00pm | 18 comments

acting
A kid was screaming, "I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS," as his mother dragged him to the waiting room.
in

Jun 4, 2014 at 12:30pm | 69 comments

anxiety
I quit my job. It wasn’t a bad job. It was fine, as jobs go -- the hours were great, the people were excellent. I walked to the office every morning and prayed a taxi would hit me.
in

May 29, 2014 at 6:00pm | 127 comments