So, my poetry book is now available as a paperback! I'm so excited because I finally have my poems in one place and it gives me such a sense of pride of open my proof copy and see them there. Soon I will get the final version for myself. If you like some of the … Continue reading My Paperback Poetry Book
So, for the last week or so I have been consumed with my writing. I'm thinking of entering into Pitch Wars with a book that I started writing 5 years ago. I finished a draft months ago and have been working on revisions off and on ever since. Well, the last couple of weeks I … Continue reading Delving into Writing
So my blog is not anonymous. I write honestly about my life and experiences and my posts are linked to my Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr account. This is because I feel very strongly about me personally being very open about my Mental Health Journey. I hope to help and inspire others who are going through/have … Continue reading Perils of Not Staying Anonymous
Written December 20, 2016 ©2016 Melissa McLaughlin Freedom Standing in near darkness, I can see just enough to realize I can’t see a thing beyond my body, illuminated ethereally from above. Looking down I see my hair is loose, cascading over my chest. Wearing a simple black tank top and blue jeans, I feel comfortable, … Continue reading Poem // Freedom
Escape Rough pavement chills my feet as I step briskly, purposefully, off the porch, across the sidewalk, and down the driveway. Toes curl involuntarily into the freezing blades, dewy grass nearly indistinct in the darkness. Hands reach up, grasping around rough, rounded edges, tree limbs offering helping hands. Climbing over and ducking under, my body … Continue reading Poem // Escape
So, if you read one of my posts from earlier this week, you might remember that I recently designed a website for my sister using wix.com. Well, I enjoyed it so much that I followed up on my sister's suggestion to make a website for myself! It is a lot less intricate than hers because … Continue reading My Own Website!
So, I'm really quite curious about something. I've been so used to being stagnant in my life. I've been home from college for nearly 2 years now and I have had no job or progress in any other part of my life other than therapy. As I've mentioned before, my depression has been kicking my … Continue reading Is This “Normal”?