Depression

Split screen: me wearing a mask outside college on my first day (left), me six weeks earlier in hospital with a head injury (right)

A head injury, a college dropout and the physical manifestation of depression

If I’m not mistaken, today is already shaping up to be a better day than yesterday; the pain in my head has basically disappeared and I am cautiously optimistic. But it seems like a good time to give some backstory on what it is that I’m physically feeling. Cut back to August 2020 It was …

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Toxic productivity. Pictured: someone working on their laptop while they're by a pool on holiday

I’m trying not to be a cheerleader of toxic productivity

Through writing these Confessions, I’ve noticed some recurring themes which, in themselves are not harmful, but collectively and accumulatively, can be truly toxic. Mindful writing So lately I’m trying to be more mindful of what I’m writing here. I know that’s not really the point; this is supposed to be a place of guilt-free imperfect …

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