Reflections on Being Institutionalized

Sometimes, I wonder if I’m doing life correctly. Because of PTSD, I tend to live the past a lot. It’s unintentional, due to flashbacks, triggers, and panic attacks, but it happens. I have a lot of trouble with being still and clearing my mind because people, responsibilities, and distractions are …

What No One Tells You after a Suicide Attempt

When the school counselor calls the police to escort you off the premises to be Baker Acted for a suicide attempt the night before and asks you, before they come, if you hate her, be honest. Don’t let fear strip you of your humanity just yet because months later, when …

Just a Number (A Tribute to UCF)

Everywhere I go, a multitude of students surrounds me in an ocean of academic chaos. I observe them in silence. Some are consistently obnoxious, like an alarm that goes off at six that tempts me to smash it with aggressive fists. Some scurry along, while others choose to saunter to …

In Light of Past Acheivements…

  It has been exactly 1 year, 9 months, and 20 days since I graduated from the University of Central Florida, said goodbye to my fellow Knights, and got thrust into the land of no sleep, mental breakdowns, existential crises, and low-paying jobs otherwise known as Adulthood.  The cap I …