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I was never allowed to make any forts growing up. It was "for boys." You reminded me and, I'm a freaking adult and I'm going to be in a blanket fort!
This is the best thing I’ve read all day. Build that blanket fort for justice!
Hello, Boggle. I've been meeting a therapist the past month. The first few weeks, things went rather slowly and i kept thinking it's just because i'm starting out, but the last time i visited her, something... happened. I can't describe it very well, but it felt like something was blocking me from talking any further to her. I just fell silent in the middle of counseling for several minutes, and we eventually decided to cut the visit short. Now i feel really stupid and i have no idea what to do.
Funny as it sounds, that’s a really good sign!
If you didn’t WANT to talk to her, that’d suggest to me that maybe your therapist just isn’t the right fit for you. But being UNABLE to talk to her? That’s a defense mechanism. It means that something was about to come up that you didn’t want to think about, and the only way you could stop it from coming out was to stop talking completely. That’s really frustrating when it happens, but it also means the therapy is working! It’s bringing things to the surface that your illness desperately wants to keep suppressed.
Therapy can be a weird, awkward experience. But if you respect your therapist, I would definitely say to go back! If she’s any good, she’ll be able to help you overcome that block, and you’ll be able to really get to work!
Hi Boggle, I've had anxiety problems since I was a little kid and haven't ever had the money to get treatment for it. Now I'm in college and I keep having panic attacks and missing class because of them. I'm scared that my grades will suffer, and that's just making me more anxious. What should I do?
If you’re at college, there is a very good chance that your school will offer you free counseling. You can contact student services to find out what’s available to you. Many colleges with psychology or social work programs also offer cheap-to-free counseling as a way of training their graduate students (these are always overseen by a licensed professional). Your campus may also have support groups that are relevant to your struggles and experiences. College offers so many options: please look into what you have access to, preferably before finals!
Boggle, what kind of owl are you?
I (loosely) based Boggle off of eastern screech owls!
They’re the kind of owl I used to see around when I was growing up.
Hi everybody! I am taking a one-week break from the blog. I am healthy and okay, so please don’t worry about me. This is just a depressed spell. They happen from time to time, and I have learned that, for me, the best way to handle them is just to batten down the hatches, focus on self-care, and give myself a break on things that I find especially hard right now. I have a great support network, and I have let the people closest to me know that I will need a little bit of extra care this week, so I’m sure I will be a-okay. Right now I may feel like crying for no reason, but I know that it is like a stretch of bad weather: it is not my fault, and it will pass.
Boggle will be back on Monday! Please take care of yourselves this week. I am keeping you all in my thoughts.