Transitions

Transitions. They are the worst, whether it’s going into vacation or transitioning into school. The lack of routine and structure bothers her much, and she has been feeling anxious about it. There has also been a lack of motivation and energy to study or do anything productive. She would lie in her bed till 9 or 10 every morning and still feel tired. She would stare blankly at the chemistry notes for half an hour. Too much free time makes her addicted to her devices, surfing the net until her eyes hurt. In her mind, she is feeling lost, angry, empty, sad, confused, and anxious. The change is too great, too sudden, too much unstructured free time, and she is not used to making her own schedules because someone else makes them all at school. The routine is no longer simply Danbing, bus, classes, lunch, classes, bus, homework. She still does not know what it is, because it is different every day. Continue reading “Transitions”

Jesus and Depression: The One Thing They Have in Common

For the Benefit of the Church

I’ve often struggled to find commonality with the Son of God.

There have been many, many times where I have looked to the Savior of the world and wondered, “Why can’t you just get it? Don’t you understand that what I’m going through is killing me?”

“Where are you?”

“Why are you so silent?”

“You have no idea what I’m going through.”

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Loneliness

As I walk in the crowd, I feel like I am merging into thin air, invisible, alone.  Many people describe loneliness as if he/she is the only person left in the whole world. But I see it differently. The same isolation is depicted in my mind as if I don’t exist anymore. I merge into everything that is happening around me like a ghost. When my peers are all chatty and smiling in the cafeteria, I sit aside, observing their interactions, unable to fit in or engage in their conversations. As I float through the hallways to my locker and to the next class, I listen to the small talk between my peers. I try so hard to be a part of that, but their speech is unbelievably fast with seemingly purposeless. And I know if I make an effort to engage, they will ignore me, and I will feel overstimulated and anxious. Continue reading “Loneliness”

I’m a Christian Living With Depression

I’m a Christian and I’m not happy. And I’m doing feeling bad for it. I’m done feeling guilty; done hiding it so that I continue to fit into the nice, neat, pleasant boxes that people try to put me into. The problem with the Church is that so often, if we don’t feel comfortable with…

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