Stephanie Perkins Spills Her Inner Monologue

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In a very frank post, writer Stephanie Perkins takes us through the contents of her head.  Her brain berates her, telling her that she's all alone; a worthless failure.  Even though she knows rationally that this isn't true, she explains how difficult it is to talk herself out of this monologue.  She lays bare her inner thoughts in order to let others who suffer from depression know that they're not alone.  And for that, I'm very grateful.

Today I’m trying something different here. First, I’m going to freewrite about the current state of my head. Then I’ll work for as long as I can take it. Hopefully, at least six hours. And then I’ll return here to freewrite again about today’s work experience.

The reason I’m doing this is because my head isn’t the nicest place to be right now, and I’d like to prove it wrong about a few things that it won’t shut up about.

Please read this whole post by Stephanie Perkins and tell us about your internal monologue.


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Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.


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