a kingdom of isolation, and it looks like i’m the queen…
Concept art for Frozen (by Brittney Lee)
There’s another Deanna _______. She sent me a friend request on Facebook some months ago. I haven’t accepted, but I occasionally go on her Facebook page and poke around.
Let me tell you. There’s nothing harder than being a member of the internet generation sometimes.
When you’re depressed, you don’t have a lot of days you can call home and say you’re doing well. When you’re anxious, you don’t have a lot of days you can call home and say that you’re not having a panic attack.
But it’s snowing.
And tomorrow one of my best friends is coming over.
And today is a good day.
Today I turned in a story about a girl with social anxiety who met her best friend online. Everyone was so shocked at how nice and neat the ending was. Truthfully, I don’t know why. I’ve had some of the best and some of the worst experiences meeting people in real life that I’ve known online. I chose to give my character a “best” experience because I miss my best friend (who I met online) and if I can’t hug her - goddammit - my character is going to hug her best friend.
Over all, the story turned out well and people really liked it. The class was so SHOCKED at my handling of mental illness. It was so sensitive and the character was so likable….
I gave myself a voice today. And it was empowering.