An Open Thank You Letter to My Ex

I found out you were cheating on me an hour before I had to be at work. That’s the first thing I would like to thank you for. You helped me learn how to handle my responsibilities, even when it felt like my whole world was falling apart. I…

The Dawn Of A New Error

Since mid-July, I’ve had a number of people ask me to write something political, or to voice my opinions and viewpoints on the current political atmosphere. Albeit I am not quiet about my stance on most issues, I still did not feel it my…

What Having Divorced Parents Taught Me

I grew up with divorced parents. They didn’t get divorced as I was growing up, they were basically divorced the entire time, whether or not it was legally finalized. The time when they were together during my childhood is extremely foggy…

The Benefits of Being Your Own Best Friend

So, the other night as I was watching Chelsea Handler standup and sipping a glass of wine on my couch alone, a thought occurred to me. “Man, I really like hanging out with myself.” I was sitting there in my empty living room in my empty…

I Have Depression and I am Happy

I had been on my couch for six hours straight. Staring at my phone, scribbling down angry thoughts on the notepad I had laying beside me, letting the tears slide gently from the corners of my eyes. There was no reason for me to be…

8 Things My Depression Says To Me

As sure as I was born with blue eyes and an unrelenting affinity for anything with cheese, I was born with depression. Even just reading that is enough to make some people pretty uncomfortable. The word "depression" often summons all sorts…