As someone who knows this amazing human being and has been through something similar this past year, I am so thankful that Gloria has been able to artfully pen down how she’s still pushing through by the grace of God.
The only thing that surprises me is that I hadn’t grappled with these facts about me sooner.
If I could summarize my first semester at college, it would be this: I have anxiety.
If I could summarize my second semester at college, it would be this: I have depression.
I don’t know how I would have described myself without these widely recognized terms, before I applied and attached them to myself. Tender, maybe? Introverted, or overly pensive?
As far as I know, I’ve always been like this. Tortured heroes and tragic backstories attracted me, though I had none of my own to tell. It felt good to sympathize with someone else’s pain. My favorite parts in books were when they made me cry. I was able to look in the mirror for hours picking out flaws. There is not a single body part that…
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