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my teacher sent a student home today because the student had had an anxiety attack earlier in the morning and she said “if you have a broken bone, you don’t just keep walking on it and damaging it more, you treat it. Your mental health is the same. Health then school.”I was about to get really angry but it took a different turn than I expectedwe really need more teachers like this
When I get upset or am feeling down, I generally kinda shut off from the world for a little bit. I stop talking to people until I feel better. But, if someone starts talking to me during this time I’ll talk to them as if I’m completely fine.
I hate having people know when I’m upset and in confiding in them about it because I know that no one really cares enough to listen, you know? It’s like I feel like such a burden on everyone around me so I’d rather just keep sad and destructive thoughts to myself and just hide away until I feel better.
And like I feel guilty because someone tries to say something nice and supportive and it just doesn’t help and you’re like “thank-you but no” and you can just feel them getting exasperated with you and then they are annoyed that you are upset and they have to be here trying to deal with you.
And that is the worst feeling.
So I just keep everything to myself because then I don’t have to deal with that.
I’m feeling really shitty right now. I just want to crawl into a hole and never come out. Hell, I don’t feel like anyone would notice anyway.
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a question of appropriation, nayyirah waheed (via stouhbeirut)
hihi sarah! in most of the interviews with Jen and Colin they really emphasize their complicated relationship (especially Colin) which doesn't necessarily make me nervous, just sort of frustrated that we might see a regression and more of Emma's insensitivity towards Hook and soul mate denial. Do you have any guesses as to the nature of their complications and where it might lead? Thanks and Love your blog, brain, and brills
Well, I’m not gonna lie to you—CS is not, and never will be, Snowing. It’s not even Outlaw Queen. A little fairy isn’t gonna come bop Emma on the nose and whisper, “SOULMATE” in her ear. And even if one did, Emma would sooner punch her than listen.
Every couple is different, and every couple takes a different route to admitting true love.
That said—I think it’s pretty obvious that the theme of 4A is “letting go.” And I’m not trying to make a pun; genuinely, A/E brought in Frozen because of the themes of suppression, denial, overcoming trauma, allowing vulnerability and welcoming feelings of love.
Does that remind you of anyone?
There’s a reason that Jen brought up the Emma/Elsa parallels, and how she’ll be Emma’s first non-family friend: this season is about exploring her past, her pain, her trauma. You have to be prepared for when she’ll take some step backwards, because she’s a skittish bird, and rightfully so.
Whatever the complications are, I’m ready for them. I’m ready for Hook to prove that he’s here for her, that he’s in her life for the long haul, and I’m ready for Emma to actually acknowledge her trauma so that she can overcome it. It’s going to be painful and beautiful, but ultimately I never, ever, expect it to be the death of CS.
At this point, I can’t help anyone who still doubts that they’re true love or soul mates. All I can do is try to encourage someone to understand why Emma isn’t ready to say that; regardless of what happened in the season finale, she’s still not from the Enchanted Forest, so she didn’t grow up looking at things from that angle. She didn’t grow up hearing love is strength, or why hope is so important.
Emma still has a long way to go, she’s still growing, so give her time. Hook will.
“Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light.”
Turkish Proverb (via catic)