1. "I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen."
    — John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent (via purplebuddhaproject)

    (via quirkyonthevergeofinsanity)

     

  2. Well, this is strange

    I never thought in a million years that I had clinical depression. And for so long.

    Sure, I grew somewhat anti-social towards my senior year in college, but I never thought anything about it. I thought maybe I just didn’t want to go out and would rather be at home. I felt lonely sometimes, but sometimes the solitary life was comforting. The idea of going dancing in a club or being in crowded bars….. it makes me shudder right now just thinking about it.

    And the anxiety. Wow. It’s gotten to a point where I just want to boil over sometimes. The only reason I could get through the Sara Bareilles concert was because I could sit down and not get crowded by screaming people… thank God….otherwise I couldn’t have dealt with it.

    I’m just not good at this, ya know? I thought what I’ve been feeling for the past 8 years was the norm, what everyone else felt….but it’s not normal. And it’s hard to wrap your brain around that fact… that you’ve been sad and so tired for such a long time and it went unnoticed by everyone, including myself.

    And it all explains so much and how I would turn to food for comfort and block people and things out of my life. 

    I don’t know. 

    I feel like the new kid in town.

    And this new medication makes me feel weird. I feel like my feelings and emotions are in a clear box, sitting out of my body and my heart and my head…. but I just can’t get to them.

    I don’t know. Blah. I’m just trying to navigate my way through this. I feel like I’m going on a road trip cross country and I don’t have a map.

     
  3. we-r-survivors:

    We Are Survivors

     
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  5. calmingmanatee:

    [IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water, with fins open wide. TEXT: “There is no wrong way to practice self care. You do what you need to do.”]

    (Image credit to ScubaDiving.com.)

     
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  7. zelour:

    that feeling of when you’re in a group of friends
    but you’re not really in that group of friends

    (Source: zelo, via yourmomsyeastinfection)

     

  8. graceadeline:

    It is really fucking sad to see how often we can’t just be upset when we are upset. Bottling it up is really the only option sometimes. Shame on us.