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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Hi guys.

I'll try to keep this short and sweet.

It took me a really long time to decide whether or not to post this, but ultimately, I decided that you guys deserve to know the truth of why I've been so absent once again. So I'm going to bare my soul here, and I hope that you'll listen.

If you follow me on tumblr, you may have already heard. If not, this will be news to you.

Earlier this year, my depression spiked and I reached a point where everything hurt so much and was so painful that I just didn't want to go on anymore, so I took a handful of medication to try and end my own life.

Obviously, I failed.

I regret that moment I was so weak now, but I can't deny that it happened. It will always be a part of me now, whether or not I like it.

After that, I spent a little over a week in a psychiatric hospital. It was a miserable experience, and one I hope never to repeat.

Anyway, that's where I've been. I hope to get back to blogging soon, as I do really miss it (and you all!) but I'm still recovering, and I need my time.

Thank you all for your support. I love you guys so much.



  1. I am so very sorry to hear that were having a rough time. I hope that you have a great support system and continue to heal.
    You are a sweetheart and I really enjoy reading your blog. ;)

  2. Take all of the time you need it. We'll still be here when you're ready. <33

  3. Thank you for being so brave to post this! I'm grateful your still with us. I love your posts! Take whatever time you need.

  4. Thank you for being so brave to post this! I'm grateful your still with us. I love your posts! Take whatever time you need.

  5. Thank you for being so brave to post this! I'm grateful your still with us. I love your posts! Take whatever time you need.

  6. Thank you for being so brave to post this! I'm grateful your still with us. I love your posts! Take whatever time you need.

  7. Hey sweets,just want to let you know you're not alone in this fight. And if you look around of facebook you'll find some (including myself) readers,bloggers,and authors fighting the same battle. Thanks for being so open and honest with us.Big hugs!

  8. Oh my god I just typed this long ass message and it disappeared T.T
    Please tell me you have to approve your comments before they post?!?!

    Well if not, and that comment is gone forever, just know this: I know what you're going through. Take all the time you need to heal and we will be here when you come back darling <3

  9. Ughhh it did eat my comment! Okay, I'll try again lol. The gist of it was this:
    I have struggled with depression. It goes away for a while, then randomly it will return to drag me back down. I've had those dark thoughts. The ones where you're cutting something in the kitchen and you wonder what it would be like to turn the knife on yourself. To take that bottle of pills. While I've never acted on those thoughts, I know how damaging they can be. I wish I had a magic solution that could make everything better, but I don't. When I feel low, I suffer through it. There's nothing that really helps. I've never seen a psychiatrist/psychologist (mainly due to the money), and I'm terrified to take medication for it because of the side effects (I already have a hellacious temper, I don't need something that makes it worse!), so I can't offer any advice there.

    The only advice I can give you is just to hang on when you feel like letting go. Things will get better. Sometimes things will get worse. It's a vicious cycle. You just have to look for the things that make life worth living, the things that give you a spot of light in the darkness. And know that there are people that love you and are here for you no matter what <3


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