In the Dumps

foggy afternoon
it has been raining all day
chasing me around
sunshine, make a scene promptly
and be my conservator

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My Reflections in Two Years of Blogging

It’s been two years since I started blogging. When I took Bachelor of Arts in English Literature as one of my degrees, at first, it was not my passion to write poems until my Engl 21 (Creative Writing). Of all the subjects under my curriculum, Creative Writing was one of my favorites aside from Psychology of course.  I may not have the perfect grammar but, during presentations, my work was sometimes featured in the class.  Blogging was one of our requirements back then for posting prose and poetry and be graded according to its designs and contents. I have used Blogspot for grading purposes and WordPress for personal thoughts.

So, what do I get from blogging?

  1.  Rewarding. After publishing, I am excited how many likes do I get.  Getting likers from strangers are more important to me than getting from friends or family.
  2. Stress Reliever. Sometimes, I feel better when I write than having someone with me hearing my worriment.
  3. Fun.  Enhancing my writing skills for me is entertaining plus a bonus if it’s earning already.
  4. Creativity.  Most of my writings are fiction.  I am glad this blog is not known to most of my friends and family because if they do, they might ask me most of the times if I’m alright.
  5. Storage.  Aside from sharing your thoughts, it is also best for compilation.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you all for our followers who supported this blog and taking time to read and comment.  I have stopped writing for months, but today, daily blogging will be published at 0900 est.

 

Blue Evil

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Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I was browsing my news feed yesterday, This has been my habit lately starting my day by opening my social media accounts and looking up at what’s new.

I started scrolling my feed since I’m so excited to see my Friend’s status maybe they posted some pictures of them traveling or having a good time with someone else. As I was scrolling, I saw this post shared by a schoolmate. The post contains sadness I could say by his words that he is depressed. Depression is more than just having a low mood, This could affect your physical and mental health that can lead to suicide. This is not a joke I’ve been hearing a lot of cases of people who were defeated by demons inside them. Some are well-known celebrities this just explains that depression chooses no age or status it comes like a thief. I observed that as the days past by this issue becomes rampant, yet the society doesn’t pay so much attention to it.

People who are a victim of depression are those who are having difficulties on expressing their emotion, thoughts, and feelings verbally because they know that it’s better for them to keep it to avoid hearing judgments and hates. So, as a result, the thoughts stay on their minds killing them slowly. Most of them want to stop living to end the pain permanently. By this, I hope people would be mindful or maybe spare a little time to understand why a person especially teens and adults are feeling depressed.

For those people who are experiencing depression/anxiety, I hope they continue to find the reason to live and strong enough to ask for help. Being depressed is not a sign of weakness it is a sign of being healthy when your mind is telling you to give up. We should help those people who we know undergo this problem. Be a good listener, let them speak what they feel, give them bits of advice or you could cheer them up but never judge them.

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