OCD

The first time I saw you everything in my head went quiet. All the constant questions and thoughts suddenly hushed. Disappeared. Silenced. Because when you have obsessive compulsive disorder you don't really get a lot of quiet time. Even laid in bed I'm thinking. Did I lock the door? Yes. Did I wash my hands? [...]

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I guess the world doesn’t stop just because I want it to

It's weird how life keeps going on around you even when you feel like everything is falling apart. It's weird how the world keeps turning when you feel like it's frozen in space. It's like Netflix episodes that keep playing. Next. Next. Next. It's the sun rising and setting everyday like clockwork. It's constant. It [...]

“Maybe” is a lukewarm shower

I'm a teenager. I'm young. Free. Wild. My life is just beginning. But for most of my life so far I've just been wondering when the emotional tornado which is my life was going to start feeling good. When all the scared of failure, screaming, fighting, petty high school drama, drunk dialling, risky texts and [...]

Why do I hate my body?

No seriously. Why do I? Why do I hate my body? I don't understand. I just don't get why I look at myself in the mirror and hate what I see looking back. I don't understand how I can be so smart and intellectual and how I can be so many things, so many amazing [...]

I struggle with a mental illness and I’m not afraid to talk about it anymore

I think as someone who has struggled with a mental illness for a long time now, one of my day to day challenges is figuring out how not to feel ashamed about it. And personally I am so sick and tired of feeling like I need to hide it from people, when I don't. But [...]

I’m sorry that I pushed the nice boy away

I have this issue. That I keep my heart closed, my ribcage slammed so far shut. That I try to push people away as soon as they start to mean something to me. And maybe that's because I don't want them to get too close or maybe it's because I'm just worried that I will [...]

27 things no one should feel bad about

1.Saying no. 2.Being in love with someone who doesn't love us back. 3.Not texting people back. 4.Sleeping all day. 5.Not liking going out clubbing. 6.Having a good cry. 7.Eating a full pizza and still wanting desert. 8.Not going on a run or doing exercise. 9.Being "too fat" or "too skinny". 10.Being a party animal. 11.Being [...]