“The doctor’s words made me understand what happened to me was a dark, evil, and shameful secret, and by association I too was dark, evil, and shameful. While it may not have been their intention, this was the message my clouded mind received. To escape the confines of the hospital, I once again disassociated myself from my emotions and numbed myself to the pain ravaging my body and mind. I acted as if nothing was wrong and went back to performing the necessary motions to get me from one day to the next. I existed but I did not live.”
– Alyssa Reyans, Letters from a Bipolar Mother
2 comments on Wednesday’s Quote: Alyssa Reyans
That’s a powerful quote. It makes me sort of perversely glad that I suffered for so long that when the light of truth came to me… whelp, screw what anyone else thought negatively. Having said that, I still have things I fight with and probably hide, ’cause human.
And even though you acknowledged your nomination already, I’d be remiss if I didn’t do you the bells and whistles of recognizing awesome:
Hello! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award because I think that you keep an awesome blog.
If you choose to accept the award, he’s what you’re ‘supposed’ to do:
1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post. Make sure to post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.
4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
I don’t actually expect anyone to pass it on if they don’t want to. But I still wanted to express my appreciation for your contributions to blogging.
Thank you very much for the award, Raeyn. I’m honored. I’ll respond later this week.