Musings — advice

How pushing myself to the emotional maximum almost cost me my full sanity

Posted by Alicia Williams on

We are all brainwashed by a multitude of things. Capitalism, "Push-through it" culture, "it's not that bad" culture, that "someone has it worse than you, so you should suck it up" culture, and so much more.  I personally am brainwashed by all of those above and maybe even a few more.  I'm also brainwashed by the toxic notion that having bipolar disorder is some of the worse shit in the world to have. Like, no doubt, I'm not playing, I really believe it sometimes.  It's probably why for years I play this game of stop and start with my medications...

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Here's why I left an unfulfilling situationship

Posted by Alicia Williams on

"Life happened and made you grow up faster than everyone else." Those words always seem to haunt me in every interaction, relationship, and even friendships; I'm often told, "wow, you're so mature, and advanced" .. compared to other people my age. My mother ended her fight with cancer months before my 20th birthday. I had just finished my freshman year of college and had been travelling up and down the highway completing summer courses to rehab my piss poor GPA. As long as I can remember, I had a plan in life. In high school, I never thought I would...

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