How To Stay Up Late: A New Year’s Guide for the Tired, the Faded, and the Jaded

Source: How To Stay Up Late: A New Year’s Guide for the Tired, the Faded, and the Jaded from The Sirens.

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A Matter of Life and Death

Katie Riegel, who really does matter to this world and whom we really do need, being her bone bare honest self. ❤ you, Katie.

The Manifesto

I’ve always wanted to be able to honestly use this phrase, to have something so important, so vital, that it truly was a matter of life and death. That’s why we watch action movies and read fantasy novels, where people fight with swords and good wins over bad and that means, literally, that some people live and some die.

Instead my existence seems like a continuous series of trips to the grocery store: boring, stressful, expensive, and full of temptations to indulge in sweets over substance. shopping-cart-53797_1920

But then, when my depression feels most acute—when it reaches a sort of fever pitch—and I think these words, “I don’t know if I can bear it”—I miss those humdrum days. When I get to this pinnacle of pain, often without a particular instigating incident, I begin to think it truly is a matter of life and death. Because what are the options if…

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