A little while ago, I submitted a pic and took third in an art contest for The Cheeselings run by
Go forth and shower him with praise!
A Sincere Birthday RequestSo before social media reminds you to leave your hollow birthday wishes, I want to point out that it is my birthday. A birthday should be a sacred holiday, a holy celebration of the self and one's innate value. However, I am feeling increasingly as though I have nothing to celebrate or look forward to in this regard.A Sincere Birthday Request by Gryphyn-Bloodheart
Unless you are one of my few very intimate friends, you may not be aware that I have been cripplingly depressed for some time now. About 7 months, to be precise. Don't feel bad if you weren't aware or didn't notice; I try not to advertise it too much, and do my best to keep the self-pitying status updates to a minimum, since those simply perpetuate all the negative thoughts and feelings I'm working so hard to kill. I have been doing what I can to keep going, prodding myself along as best I can, but it has been extremely challenging. (In fact, long stretches of inactivity in getting customs done often reflects a downswing of a depressive episode, to be completely honest.) I