I'm Not Okay and That's All Right | David T. Shank
If you follow this website regularly or have me on Twitter, then you know that I took last week off from working on the blog. I claimed that it was for the sake of my mental health, and I meant that genuinely. If I'm not in a good mindset, then I become very negative and it seeps into my writing. Or, at least, I think it seeps into my writing. Sometimes I've read these things back and realized they were actually okay. But I have to be very conscious about the fact that I might turn very pessimistic and start ranting about tangential but mostly irrelevant issues. People who know me well know that I can be kind of intense. My emotions go to extremes. If I'm happy, then I become obnoxious. If I'm angry, it takes a lot of restraint not to hit things (never people) and I don't always win that inner battle. I've opened up and cried to friends because I thought my life had gotten out of control. When I'm feeling particularly crappy, I've been known to write poetry. But I used to hide this.