Collecting Stars Blog
Content Warning: This post deals with mental illness, depression, anxiety, and mentions scuicide. Please read with caution! Hi! I’m Bethany. Proudly born and raised in West Virginia, musician, wife, mom of 5 amazing girls, and lover of chocolate. At least, that’s what I tell people. And those things are true, but they’re the part of me that I let people see. The parts that I feel like the world would acknowledge and accept. But for many years, my true self has been hidden, often even from me. So here’s what I don’t normally tell people… My first baby was born...
Bird, Branch, and Wings
The other day I was walking around in a Deseret Book store, when I saw this darling little necklace of a small bird. Deseret Book is really extra in the motivational department (one of the reasons it’s really dangerous for me to go there), so not only did they have this little necklace, but the packaging read ‘A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings’. We constantly use our circumstances to decide how we feel. Even the simple question of ‘how are...
Hello! My name is Hope, I am a musician, a creative writer, a computer enthusiast, a friend, a sister, and a day dreamer. I spend way too much time online with other writers talking incessantly about books and movies. Before we really begin into my story with mental illness please be aware that while I am not going into detail, I am going to talk about some things that could be hard for some people to hear. Just be careful and keep yourselves safe. I always kind of knew that something was different about my mind. It was hard for...