Sometimes I’m so content alone with myself and people question it but for someone who experiences depression and anxiety I often feel better alone. I hear a lot of, ‘you should get out of the house,’ and ‘why don’t you go do something.’ The truth is, when you’re in pain you just want to be as comfortable as possible even if that means being alone in your comfort zone.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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