Guest Post for lily pups life


Another great guest post…check it out! lily

Originally posted on Stuff That Needs Saying:

I wrote this as a guest post for lily pups life, but she had some difficulty with formatting when she tried to post, so I’m posting it here for her to reblog.

7th grade was the most incredible year of my life.  I was making straight As, winning competitions, and involved in a variety of extracurricular activities.  I don’t remember a single negative thing about that year, which in hindsight was the first warning sign.  The two years that followed, 8th and 9th grades, were a disaster in comparison.  My life was going wrong, with family and friends getting serious illnesses and dying.  I was plagued by obsessions over wanting to meet my father, and guilt that I would want this when my mother was (to the best of my sheltered knowledge) dying of kidney disease.  Depression overtook me, and it lingered for years.

When my grandfather died toward…

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