stream of consciousness

I’m scared if I don’t write, don’t get some of what’s on my mind out, I’ll have another panic attack in the middle of the night and not be able to sleep. I think I’m tired from the day, think I’ve taken in too much information and my brain doesn’t have the capacity to sort…

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Your feelings aren’t stupid.

Your feelings are not stupid. It’s not stupid you’re hung up on your ex. It’s not stupid you’re mortified someone pointed out your weight gain. It’s not stupid you’re obsessed with the thought you’ll make the wrong decision if you pick this opportunity over that one. It’s not stupid you’re still angry at that person…

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To My College Self

Dear College Alissa, ONE: Give others a chance to count you in before you count yourself out. Yeah, you’re quirky and awkward. There’s no real way to avoid that. But you’re also pretty funny and are genuinely interested in basically everyone. That’s cool and most people actually like you when you give them a chance.…

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bygones be bygones

When I was a girl You sat high on my shelf You were pretty, weren’t you? Though I was too small to take you down Yet I told all my friends about how Shiny you were. But when I got older And tall enough to reach you You went missing So I grew colder. But…

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how you have changed me

when i knock on your mother’s door and i hear you inside yelling my name in excitement, waiting for us to play the game over and over and over where you shake my hand, i say, “oh, hello! how are you?” and you giggle endlessly because the words are nonsense to you when you beamed…

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