#4: My First Experience with Self-Harm

#4: My First Experience with Self-Harm

Being depressed is a frightening feeling. When you feel no real passion for anything, and you’re not in control of your mood, emotions, and thoughts, it’s your mind’s way of telling you to slow down; it’s your mind’s way of yelling at you to take it seriously. But, as I’ve said earlier, how often do [...]

A Letter to Failure

A Letter to Failure

This week I decided I wanted to post something different. Given the last entry's focus on "perfection", I thought it would be apt to share this particular piece. This was something I wrote a while ago but holds true regardless. Failure is an entity that shall accompany us throughout our lives. Be it in a [...]

#2: How My Journey with Depression Began as a 12-year old

#2: How My Journey with Depression Began as a 12-year old

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Rude, weird, and selfish. Those are the thoughts 12-year old Dhruv had. As children, we’re raised to believe that there are only two kinds of people in the world: good and bad. Not only are we strongly encouraged and rewarded for being “good”, but we’re equally [...]

#1: Prelude

#1: Prelude

Let me be honest. If you’re looking for a blog that is oozing positivity, where I talk about the endless beauty of life and I pretend that everything is perfect, I can tell you now, look elsewhere. Granted, life is indeed filled with wonder and awe, but that’s not the full picture. Like life, this [...]

About me (kinda)

About me (kinda)

(A picture of me trying to look cool) Hello, my name is Dhruv Tyagi! I am 19 years old, and I'm from Bangalore, India. The website I looked up for writing a good bio said to state some of my achievements so here goes: 1. Successfully procrastinated creating a blog for over a year 2. [...]