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Being Bullied By Life….

Hi, I’m Alayna, and I’m a victim of bullying. No, I’m not a teenager. I’m an independent, vivacious woman who realises high school was literally half a lifetime ago, and should have more important things to worry about than who says what and why. Also, the perpetrator of these disruptive acts isn’t a person, place, […]

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“Positive Thinking Is For Suckers!”

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” —George Eliot NOTE: You can either read my snarky rant about positive thinking, or you can just read this awesome article that inspired it. Or you can read both, but depending on how positive you are, you may […]

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On “Being Yourself”, Extraordinarily…

“I had internalized messages during my youth—messages of being too big, too loud, too passionate.I had been told by my experiences that people stayed around longer if you made your needs as brief and palatable as possible, and then went about your day becoming exactly who they need you to be. I remember the exact […]

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Fighting With Friends, And My Relationship With Texts…

That sounds like a band name, or a really violent Meetup event, but it is neither. Yesterday was not really a good day. In fact, it was such an upsetting day that I don’t even really want to write about it. However, since that’s how I best process and make sense of life, I will. […]

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