A few days ago, Hyperbole and a Half returned. For those of you who don’t know, that is a blog run by Allie Brosh. It’s clever, it’s funny, and it makes me cry.

For nearly a year? Two years? It was static. Nothing on her twitter, not even replies. I thought it was done for good.

Until she posted again.

And you guys? She was seriously depressed for the longest time. And here I am whining about how I can’t push out work because my voices won’t talk to me, or putting it to some other excuse. No, the truth is, I’m afraid to push into it. I need to sit my ass down and just write, but everything in me is fighting it.

Being unhappy is easy.

Changing that, trying to be happy again, is hard. Being unhappy is about being passive and letting your surroundings affect you. You are no longer the main character, the protagonist, in that case.

Be the protagonist.

Take charge of your narrative.

You. Affect. Things. They don’t affect you.