Interview of Hyperbole and Half's Allie Brosh on Fresh Air with Terry Gross:http://www.npr.org/2013/11/12/244758140/even-when-it-hurts-alot-brosh-faces-life-with-plenty-of-hyperbole
The reason I posted this link is because in the middle of the interview, Allie talks openly about her suicidal urges. So openly in fact, that I had to stop listening because I was in a public place and I was going to burst into tears. Graduate school had the unintended effect of making me feel worthless, and that worthlessness led to me not caring about whether I lived or not. Last year, I was that girl who would not care if she fell into a deep frozen lake. Things are better now, but I was afraid that telling everyone about my feelings would create a stigma and people would tiptoe around me. The fact that Allie is so open about depression on her blog and in this interview is more than a breath of fresh air (many have preceded her on the subject), it is a signal of a more open discourse on how some of us go through extremely miserable times, and sometimes it is okay to openly admit that.
day 6 - write 30 interesting facts about yourself.
day 7 - your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.
day 8 - a moment you felt the most satisfied with your life.
day 9 - how you hope your future will be like.
day 10 - discuss your first love and first kiss.
day 11 - put your ipod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up.
day 12 - bullet your whole day.
day 13 - somewhere you’d like to move or visit.
day 14 - your earliest memory.
day 15 - your favourite tumblrs.
day 16 - your views on mainstream music.
day 17 - your highs and lows of this past year.
day 18 - your beliefs.
day 19 - disrespecting your parents.
day 20 - how important you think education is.
day 21 - one of your favourite shows.
day 22 - how have you changed in the past 2 years?
day 23 - give pictures of 5 guys who are famous who you find attractive.
day 24 - your favourite movie and what it’s about.
day 25 - someone who fascinates you and why.
day 26 - what kind of person attracts you.
day 27 - a problem that you have had.
day 28 - something that you miss.
day 29 - goals for the next 30 days.
day 30 - your highs and lows of this month