Respect VS Fear

Respect doesn’t equal fear. Ever. I feel as though people, but mostly authority figures like parents, don’t get that. If there is fear in a relationship, there is no respect. Of course, there are exceptions. If a child is in the middle of a road and their parent scares them by yelling at them to … More Respect VS Fear

“I Know You’re Happy, But You Could Be Happier, So Maybe Calm Down”

No one would ever say this. So why do we say the opposite? Why do people seem to feel the need to one up each other’s suffering? I mean, I’m not judging, I’ve felt myself doing this before too. But why do we? If you were having a conversation with someone who was talking about … More “I Know You’re Happy, But You Could Be Happier, So Maybe Calm Down”

Too Young

“You’re too young to be tired.“ “You’re too young to be sick.” “You’re too young to be sore.” “You’re too young to be anxious.” When did older people get a monopoly on pain?? I’m anxious because I have an anxiety disorder, OCD, and depression. I’m tired because I have trouble sleeping g for the same … More Too Young

A Letter to My Absent Grandfather and Previously Absent Step-Grandmother

People always say to forgive and forget, and I try to, but I can’t in this instance. One of you is back in my life now, and the other one is dead. You hurt me, but that I can deal with. What I can’t deal with is how you made my sister cry at her … More A Letter to My Absent Grandfather and Previously Absent Step-Grandmother