I am a Ph.D. student in the humanities, working toward completing my thesis. I want to write a book when I finish, and continue working in my academic field. I love music, dogs, folklore, chocolate and coffee. I am 35 years old. I deal daily with the struggle of depression and anxiety, but I refuse to let it conquer me. This blog is my way of sorting out the millions of thoughts floating around in my mind, especially in regard to mental health and well-being.