You Don’t Want it Badly Enough?

There are two fundamental camps when it comes to mental illness, as I see it.  The first camp, which may be considered the more classic, “free-will” -leaning approach, is that mental illnesses are fundamentally a product of one’s own actions. As a result, they believe the solutions also come from one’s own actions. These people,Continue reading “You Don’t Want it Badly Enough?”

Learning to Enjoy the Little Things

For a long time, I thought people that were content with the small things in their lives were naïve. I thought that by rejecting joy from seemingly insignificant sources, I’d be guaranteed joy only from significant sources. For example, I felt that if I was happy with what I had, there would be nothing withinContinue reading “Learning to Enjoy the Little Things”

Considering Place

Considering Place Moving away for college brought forth a whole host of unexpected changes and challenges. When I first wheeled that cart full of luggage into my room, the only concerns going through my head were how I would meet new people and how heavy my course load was going to be. With all theseContinue reading “Considering Place”

Issues of Attention

I’m a morning person; that has always been the case.  Even now, I can vividly recall the many mornings throughout middle school and high school in which I scrambled to complete any leftover homework assignments or quizlet studies.  Throughout the years, I have become more and more cognizant of the pattern that this behavior hasContinue reading “Issues of Attention”