Your comment in itself makes every word I write and every experience I share worth it. I know there’s others out there experiencing what I do, feeling somewhat similar and perhaps alone. As for me, I know I’ll get through it. There’s always side effects when you begin medication but I have no words for the sensation I feel going off. Yesterday was another rough day. After I wrote this I spent most of the day sleeping. I felt safe and shelter and I guess that’s what my body and mind needed in the moment.

Thank you for reading. I will keep writing.

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

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