So on Sunday, I announced on my coffee post that I’d be a guest writer on a friend of mines blog. Well, that post has officially been published as of yesterday. You can check it out following this link:
My friend Lesley was a psychology major at Columbia College, the college I attended. We had Creative Nonfiction together, where we shared some of our most personal stories through the written word. On her blog Genius and Insanity: I Am That Line, she writes about many different mental health issues.
With this guest writing post, she asked me to write about how reading or writing affected my mental health. So I focused on escapism, the idea where someone does something they love as a way to escape their real world problems. For me, this was something I knew I did when my passion of reading and writing grew, due to the difficult circumstances that came into my life. During this course of my life, there were a total of three books that helped me cope through the problems I was dealing with. These books each taught me something different about life and myself.
I’m excited that my writing was published on Lesley’s blog. I’ve never been a guest writer before so it was nice to try something new. Please check out this post and Lesley’s blog. She’s a great writer and has a lot of interesting information about mental health that I think people will enjoy.
Thank you Lesley for posting my writing on your blog!
September 12, 2018 at 1:52 pm
I read your guest post and wow. That’s a really difficult story. Verbal abuse can be one of the hardest things to deal with. I am so happy that your mom finally woke up and took you and your siblings out of that situation. You are so strong. I am very grateful for the story you shared.
September 12, 2018 at 2:05 pm
Thank you for taking time to read it. I really appreciate it so much. Like I said, I don’t really talk about it all that much. But lately I’ve been feeling this need to do so. I don’t know why, I just do. I guess I’m just trying to think about how to do so because like I said in that post I’m still dealing with it in some ways. But at the same time, I do feel like I’ve moved on and become a stronger person because of it. I’m glad I could share it with you.
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