I’ve had the longest break from WordPress I’ve ever taken since I’ve started this blog. It’s weird because even when publishing that last ominous post, I had no intentions of changing my blog activity — no little voice in my head thinking I should go on HIATUS. Yet here I am…five months later.
Looking back, there were direct, sudden causes and cumulative causes. The direct ones: I recently became an editor at my school newspaper, which has taken up most of my writing energy, as well as free time. Also, in December, I had a medium-sized emotional breakdown — all my insecurities about having a love life in college crashed down on me, pretty much. I think my feelings were short-circuited for a while. I remember a conversation in January with my roommate:
Me (flatly): I just feel super depressed.
K: Like, depressed depressed?
Me: Not sure if it’s long-term, depressed depressed. I guess I’ll let you know.
Luckily, I did feel better by the time February started, and I’ve actually had one of my favorite semesters at Penn so far. (But the way I feel emotions has changed, thus my coping methods — writing — have changed, too.) Continue reading