I was "unofficially" diagnosed with depression around age 14, when a doctor discovered the self-harm marks on my wrist. I received the panic disorder diagnosis a few years later, during my second semester of college. I let both rule my life as a teenager, and much of my early young adult years. But when the … Continue reading The Depression Paradox
When they arrived as freshmen...Ruby and Matt carried more than just their physical suitcases with them.
I was going through the day having to remind myself of why I shouldn’t end life...It got to a point where each day I had to tell myself, “You do not want to die today, because you have [all these things].”
I wanted to remind myself that God is my God, not theater or the money that I’ll make...
I was involved in the music festival scene for a summer. I went to music festivals and made friends with many other people there. We considered each other family, and still do to this day. But, in that scene, drugs, magic, music, and borderline cult-y experiences were the norm. And as you can imagine, this … Continue reading The Tattoo Project: Cameron
I think that tattoos sort of tell a story of your life...I do think there is also something to be said about professionalism with tattoos.
“She lives in a fairy tale somewhere too far for us to find”. That’s the opening lyrics to my favorite song: “Brick By Boring Brick” by Paramore.
A lot of the tattoos I want to get are involved in music. I wanted to do music [at Cedarville], but I don’t read music at all - I do everything by ear. And that doesn’t help when you’re graded on how you read music.
I requested to be stationed in Japan [with the Marines]...I loved the element of culture that I saw. I wanted to experience it for myself; I thought it would be fun, and it was. I would go back [to Japan], in a heartbeat. I would live there.
Jason was diagnosed the summer before our senior year of high school. He was 17. It was four months.