“A semi-colon is a reminder to pause and then keep going. ”
I don’t talk about my struggles with depression too often anymore, mostly because I’m tired of talking about it. I talked about it for 20+ years until I made it thru to the other side, and I’m grateful I survived. I keep telling myself I really need to write about it, but until I can do that, I’ll keep sharing words that explain it pretty well. HPWRITESBLOGS describes it very eloquently.
Today I went to a tattoo artist, and for $60 I let a man with a giant Jesus-tattoo on his head ink a semi-colon onto my wrist where it will stay until the day I die. By now, enough people have started asking questions that it made sense for me to start talking, and talking about things that aren’t particularly easy.
We’ll start here: a semi-colon is a place in a sentence where the author has the decision to stop with a period, but chooses not to. A semi-colon is a reminder to pause and then keep going.
In April I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. By the beginning of May I was popping anti-depressents every morning with a breakfast I could barely stomach. In June, I had to leave a job I’d wanted since I first set foot on this campus as an incoming freshmen because of my mental…
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