I have to finalize a personal statement for this government fellowship by Friday - why can’t “I need something to brag about” be enough for these people? Or perhaps “Because other bitches just front, I confront [systems of inequality in accessing health literacy skills and services]?”
The thing about depression is that it either takes away all will to self-motivate and do what makes you feel better, or the things that made you feel better before have no affect on you anymore. That’s what most people forget. I hear all the time you should go meditate, go outside, take up some yoga, go socialize, or you’re not trying hard enough. With the other person not even realizing that if it was that easy, depression would probably not exist.
“What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.”—Sylvia Plath; November 7, 1959 Journal Entry (via mistynovembernoche)