entry #16

dear depression diary, it’s been a while, but today is already the worst I’ve had in a while .. for starters, little A woke up with a stomach virus. she’s always so bubbly and full of life so to not have the house filled with her voice is just bringing my mood down. I’m glad…

entry #15

dear depression diary, the last few weeks have been both satisfying and heartbreaking (stay tuned for the three-part hiatus post coming soon!), and I can’t lie – I was starting to get really off track with school. I was ready to withdraw from my classes and try again next semester because the pressure to make…

entry #14

dear depression diary, I’ve been on a such a high the last few days. the blog is doing so well! this week, we broke two records and I am completely giddy. I finally reached 100 followers and even got my first email subscribe. for those of you following the blog, thank you so much for…

entry #13

dear depression diary, today, we’re going to talk about the importance of crying. the last few days have been rough for me, and I have been trying to find healthy ways of dealing and healing. writing, drawing, painting, coloring, walking, and honestly just remembering to take deep breaths when my emotions are the most heightened….

entry #10

dear depression diary, I came across this post that I wrote on my Tumblr on July 23 2020 that I want to share with you. “mental illnesses don’t make you any less of a person. I personally suffer from depression; that increases tenfold when I’m left alone. I say it often but I don’t think…

entry #9

dear depression diary, for me, words truly have healing powers. over the last couple of days, I’ve been engaging with individuals who are also trying to find healthy ways to deal with their trauma and improve their mental health. it has been so overly heartwarming to have these people share their stories with me, and…

entry #8

dear depression diary, it’s not looking good, folks. the night was rough. in and out of sleep, couldn’t get comfortable, and just bad energy in the air. woke up this morning and I just wanted to go back to sleep. I don’t feel like adulting today. or parenting. or student-ing. nothing. I feel like …..

entry #7

dear depression diary, I am lucky. and in the same breath, I feel the need to say, I am worthy. for so long, I have considered my baggage a burden. one so heavy, that I felt like I didn’t deserve to share that load with any else. for once in my life, I am happy…

entry #6

dear depression diary, sorry for my absence. I was honestly enjoying myself, uninterrupted. this past weekend, one of my best friends and her (but really our, lol) son came to visit me and the little humans. before their arrival, I was wondering how I would get through the weekend with THREE little humans in my…

entry #5

dear depression diary, yesterday was a challenge. thanks to COVID-19, I am no longer making the same money I was last year, so I was unable to get approved for a car. it was a sucky situation that had me feeling a little down because I was really excited to get something a little bigger…