Confession: I’m Racist

Confession: I’m Racist

  Allow me to clarify; I’m not a racist by the textbook definition. I don’t believe that one race is superior to another. However, it would be a blatant lie for me to claim that race has no effect on how I view others. I’m just like any other human, and I make sense of the world around me by dividing things into groups based on broad categories such as race, religion, gender, and so on. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that; it’s just human nature, but, as history often…

My Favorite Blogs: Before and After

My Favorite Blogs: Before and After

Obviously before I started a blog, i read blogs and then decide I wanted to write my own. However, since starting Stuck With Me Now, I really started reading blogs, many, many blogs. Now, i have more than two that i keep up with pretty well. So here are my favorite blogs in all niches. Be sure to check them out!       Before Stuck With Me Now I did mention that i read blogs before i started blogging. I’m a lazy person and because of that i found…

Sustained Silence: I’m Writing Again

Sustained Silence: I’m Writing Again

I need to begin this by apologizing to our loyal readers, and also to Leanne, for my recent silence. I haven’t been as committed to my writing, but I can assure all of you that it was not because I lost interest. I simply didn’t know what to say. There were so many things I wanted to address – going back to school, various political events, my inability to focus on my homework – but every time I tried to write my tongue felt like it was tied in knots….

Why does Stuck With Me Now Have Wise Words?

Why does Stuck With Me Now Have Wise Words?

Wise Words is a page here at Stuck With Me Now. It’s been a few month since the page was added  to the site and I thought it was time to explain to you guys why I included it.   What is Wise Words?   First and foremost, it’s a page with quotes. It is a place where I share with my readers my favorite quotes. Each month has a different them; for example, this month’s theme is ‘Quotes from Books,’ last month it was ‘Motivational Quotes.” You get the…

August Wrap-Up & September Goals

August Wrap-Up & September Goals

August has been a crazy month for us with school starting, but we did our best to reach our goals.       August: Recap of Goals Page Views:  35 a day – FAIL. Summer is still going strong so we’re hoping with the fall our  page view will continue to increase. this month we averaged 21 page views a day.  Instagram followers: 200- PASS. We surpassed our goals and ended up with 227 Instagram followers. Twitter followers: 1,000- FAIL. We were sooooooo close, coming in just under the bar at 938 followers…

New Beginnings: Caitlin

New Beginnings: Caitlin

A Poem, By: Caitlin   Our very first official submission is a poem written by our friend Caitlin from England. In her poem, Caitlin expresses her struggle with depression. You may have seen another one of her poems on Donovan’s “Fear of Change” article, he has made many achievements in the past few weeks including starting her our blog which you can check out here. Without further ado…………..Enjoy! I made a promise I could not keep My arms are covered in cuts so deep I cry with fear. I cry…

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Say hello to New Beginnings     On Stuck With Me Now we talk a lot about anxiety and depression, and for good reason. It’s prevalent not only in Donovan’s and my life but also in the lives of people everywhere. If you follow us on Twitter, you probably have gotten a direct message from Donovan saying hi and that you can always contact us if you need to talk. We have had some followers reach out and do just that. Donovan will often suggest that individuals dealing with depression…

Fear of Change: Escape Your Comfort Zone

Fear of Change: Escape Your Comfort Zone

Fear often dominates our lives, and for good reason; a lot of the things we fear are scary because they can kill us. Spiders, snakes, alligators, the list goes on and on. We fear other things – like school, work, and change – for reasons that are not so clear. I’ll be honest, I’m terrified of change, and that fear is what ended up making my depression so much worse to deal with. When someone loses a leg and has to use a prosthetic replacement, it takes a lot of time…

American Attitudes

American Attitudes

I’ll start off today with a hypothetical situation. Let’s say you’re a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan, and you strongly believe that any self-respecting American should feel the same way. You love your team, and you want them to win. On your way to the Dolphins-Patriots game, you see a group of Pats fans standing on a street corner outside the stadium, minding their own business and wearing those ugly Tom Brady jerseys. You already hate the Patriots enough, but this is just too much, so you roll down your window…

College Tour- UCF

College Tour- UCF

If you have read our post about this months and last months goals, you have seen a little something about college essays and scholarships. That would be because it is college application season. Staying in spirit, Donovan and I went on our very first college tour at UCF. Now it was a unique trip, mainly because our teenage procrastination let us wait to long too long to sign up for our tour, so we did a self tour.           There were 4 main things that we…