Live! It’s My Depressive Thoughts!

Ugh! Why are you so dumb? Do better! Can you do better? No. Go to sleep. I am so tired. Drained. Loser! All you want to do is sleep. Have you done anything to earn sleep? When will you be happy again? Probably not. Whatever. I’m done being sad. Oh well. Be sad. Ugh! AnotherContinue reading “Live! It’s My Depressive Thoughts!”

Go to Sleep Girl: A Message to My Anxiety

Hey Anxiety, I have some questions for you. For starters, do you know that it is 5 in the morning, and you have me up worrying again? Is it because you like picking with me, or do you really think that I like not having sleep? Please help me understand your role in this toxicContinue reading “Go to Sleep Girl: A Message to My Anxiety”

A Lesson From Mister Rogers

Mister Rogers is my childhood hero. Every morning I would get up and turn PBS on to watch what lesson he was teaching his neighbors. As an adult, I will go on YouTube and watch old episodes to see what takeaways I can get as a 33-year-old. I came across one of his songs called,Continue reading “A Lesson From Mister Rogers”

A Letter to Doubt

Hey Doubt, I am writing to you to let you know that you have no place here with me. Yes, I know we have been friends for a while, but this relationship is not serving me. You keep me second-guessing my purpose and my gifts. You made me think that no one will ever seeContinue reading “A Letter to Doubt”

Dear 20 Something Ari

Hey Girl, Right now, I am sure you are writing your fifth 10-year goals list, hoping that 30 never comes for you. Well, sis, it’s coming sooner than you think. But guess what? You do not have to have it all together before 30 comes. You are at a place where making mistakes should notContinue reading “Dear 20 Something Ari”

A Letter to a Long-Lost Friend

Hi, I know it has been a while since we have spoken. To tell you that it is hard not to reach out to you is a huge understatement. I want you to know that I am not mad at you. I want you to know that it was not your fault that we areContinue reading “A Letter to a Long-Lost Friend”

Thoughts of a Manic

I have been dealing with mania for about two weeks now. It could be longer, but my mind is all over the place that I thought yesterday was Tuesday. WRONG! This post has no real topic, just different ideas floating around in my head while I try to work on anything, or even when IContinue reading “Thoughts of a Manic”

6 Weeks of Depression

The best part about having Bipolar II Disorder is being depressed. *Cue the sarcastic grin* Depression is like the Groundhog seeing its shadow and running back into its hole. You do not want to do ANYTHING! If you could stay in your den, you would be fine. What makes me upset about being in aContinue reading “6 Weeks of Depression”

Escaping the Manic Monster

I just watched the video of Kanye West at his campaign event in South Carolina, and all I can do is cry. Not because I have love for him as an artist, or because he’s black like I am, but because I suffer from the Manic Monster within me as he does. Just like KanyeContinue reading “Escaping the Manic Monster”

Dealing With Bipolar

Dealing with a mental illness like Bipolar Disorder is like flipping a coin, you never know what you will land on until the coin hits the ground. One week you are on cloud nine talking a 100 miles per second, and the next week you do not want to get out of the bed toContinue reading “Dealing With Bipolar”