I’m so especially excited about this post because it was inspired by Tara from Blog About A Latte, she has an incredible blog about everything from advice, to hauls, to ootds and so much more and it would mean the world to me if you showed her posts some love! You can find Tara’s Infinite Feeling Playlist here.
If you haven’t already read my two other playlist blog posts you can find them here.
I’ve always loved 2am drives with my brother, cruising down the streets with music blasting through the speaker, feeling infinite. Untouchable. Like, in that one moment, nothing else matters but the feeling coursing through you. It’s… always been magical to me. Which is why below you’ll find a playlist full of songs very close to my heart, chosen not only because of the lyrics, which by they way are phenomenal, but the memories that accompany them. Hopefully, you find a new fave to add to your own playlist!
I feel like I write best when I’m at my worst. I want to tell my story but every time I read something… I feel like I lose the ability to write.
I want to share my poetry too. It’s a huge part of me. But I feel like if I let it go I’ll lose a part of me. Writing is the only thing that makes stuff better, keeps me from relapsing, that, and my friends and the support of everyone who has ever left a comment on this blog. I feel like I need to start again. I’ve been looking for Wonderland in all the wrong places. Which is the real reason I changed my name.
I like the idea of having my poems in a book. I’m not quite sure if I like the idea of sharing it with people. I think I’m going to write it though and maybe not share it with everyone. Just the people who got me through this. Consider this post, a promise of a copy of whatever my writing turns into at the end of it.
Over the past few years mental health has become a topic that more and more people are talking about. And that’s great, because we’ve been silent about it for too long. However, it’s come to my attention that we aren’t talking. Not really. Because we seem to be forgetting that mental health issues affect everyone. And it seems that people think mental health disorders are only affect woman. That mental health disorders are selective.
I know a lot of guys that are expected to act a certain way because guys can’t cry. And guys can’t show their feelings because it’s unmanly. Because it makes them weak.
NEWS FLASH FOR ALL OF THE MALES WHO DIDN’T KNOW OR WERE TOLD OTHERWISE:
Having feelings and needing help and having mental health issues, doesn’t make you weak.
It makes you human.
In a world where girls are brought up being told to use their words, boys are told to “man up” and”grow a pair”. We forget that boys have problems too, gender bias is causing us to neglect the mental health of boys everywhere. And that needs to change.
Boys feel insecure
Boys get bullied
We live in a society where boys are told to conform to this unrealistic macho man image. And we need to wake the hell up and start addressing it. Because this is bullshit. Because this is not okay.
Mental health affects everyone. So to every single male out there, a small reminder that struggling with mental health doesn’t make you weak, so fuck anyone who made you feel like you had to be silent about it.