Going Through The Motions: Joy, Sadness, And Letting It Out

I’ve been thinking about a specific TVtrope more and more lately. Also,Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Inside Out. This is kind of a follow-up to my last article on the subject — of not acknowledging bad feelings — just going into a tad more detail. Now with GIFs! And singing!

(In fact, I’m feeling a lot better, ever since that last article. Amazing what expressing yourself can do.) But I’ve been thinking, ever since I decided to actually acknowledge I’m in more pain than I like to think about. Like in my past ramble about masks. I’m still trying to be optimistic and hopeful, and it’ s really not a lie — like how masks aren’t always— it’s who I am, and am even more underneath the pain (emotional and physical from chronic illnesses). The only problem comes from not acknowledging it. I’m still thinking about what happens when you don’t admit that you’re having a hard time.

So Once More, With Feeling!

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Writing While Depressed, Anxious And Sick? You’re A Freakin’ Superhero!

I write books — let’s just get that out there first.

I’m also sick . Like, all the time, sick, disabled and what’s called “chronically ill.” And dealing with even more fun stuff like depression and PTSD. But I still write books, and articles — which actually ARE fun — and sometimes people write to me about them. A lot, actually. I got a message a while back asking about what it’s like writing while chronically ill.

A lot of people have asked me if I’m scared.

…Well, I’m like the Hulk. That’s my secret. I’m always scared.


Sometimes Everything Isn’t Going To Be Okay. And That’s Okay.

Hi. I’m Sylver, and sometimes I don’t think everything is going to be okay.

Now for me, that was a big thing to admit. And at first, I wasn’t going to.

But this is a very important thing to say — in the form of a strange, hopefully-sensical article about masks, anxiety/depression/illness, the movie Inside Out, and what happens when you don’t acknowledge when you’re hurting.