How Not Being “Manly” Made Me Hate Myself

How Not Being “Manly” Made Me Hate Myself

I wrote this to talk about one of the insecurities I mentioned in the first post on this blog. The post itself was taken from Facebook, and was designed to share a little piece of what I have going on in my head. In that post I mentioned 3 things that I struggle with.

  1. Loneliness
  2. Self worth
  3. Anxiety

Because I’m a thinker, and always seem to have conversations with myself, after I shared these feelings with the Facebook world I started trying to figure out what caused me to have these insecurities in the first place. Any time spent driving turned into my own private therapy session.

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Clinical Depression vs. Depression

Clinical Depression vs. Depression

I feel uncomfortable when people use the term “clinical depression”. I understand the need for it, as it does exist, however I don’t like the term because it sometimes causes people to believe there is real depression and fake depression, serious depression and not serious depression, actual depression and just being sad.

In my opinion depression is depression, regardless of the cause. The feelings one experiences are very real. The hopelessness is blinding. Depression is always scary.

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My Struggles

My Struggles

Some of you know that during the past few years I’ve had a hard time dealing with anxiety/depression, and I wanted to take a moment and share a little about my struggles.

This isn’t meant to come off as a “look at me” post, and it’s not a cry for help. I just feel it might be helpful for us to admit that we all deal with crap, and maybe we’ll all start being a little more open with each other.

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