Altered Resiliency

Writing is My Solace

It’s been awhile since I have sat down to write anything. I constantly have thoughts that I want to capture in writing, but struggle to sit down and do it. Mostly though, they come at times when I am working, don’t have access to write, or I am doing something autonomously. I love writing but …

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Sometimes you can be the best friend you possibly can to someone and still end up being treated like nothing. You can constantly try to do things for them, think of how certain decisions will affect them and check in to make sure you’re not being a bad friend. You can be completely blind to …

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Are you ever having an okay day and then as soon as you get home and you’re alone you suddenly decompress and realize you’re actually not okay? Today, I worked 9-5, had a holiday lunch with my department and then went home. talked to family on breaks and did my usual work routine. As soon …

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coming from someone who often finds themselves not wanting to leave their bed, i am getting pretty damn stir crazy. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in week 10 of the quarter getting ready for finals. During my Thursday class final study session, we find out that the University would, in fact, …

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While just washing dishes, I realized the reason why it is such a calming task. When I was a little girl, before living with my grandparents, I used to wash the dishes with my grandma. She also did her dishes by hand. It was the same routine; every time. On the left of the two-barreled …

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In June, I began my first internship in my career field. It pays well, it’s experience, and it has been going great – or so I thought. I was warned from some fellow acquaintances in a group I’m associated with through my school about how the previous girl in this position was yelled at and …

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I’m 20, nearly 21, but I feel as if I have been an adult for most of my life. I guess a broken family on many levels will do that to you. You either break with it, or you let it callus you in a way that you feel nothing and no one can truly …

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As my Junior Year at Portland State is coming to an end, I realized I really lost touch with this site. I completely went all into my studies and forgot what I really wanted to do and that was to write in my free time because it makes me content. I don’t have anything right …

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