“Battle after battle is not the life I envisioned for myself.”

Sometimes in life, I find myself hearing or seeing something that reminds me that we are all just connected streams of consciousness.

There I was midway through a stranger's publically posted suicide note, the words of a man I had never met, but in that sentence alone, I felt him so deeply it was as if we were one. I’ve written words that have carried the weight of that sentiment. They’re on my phone, in my notes, in a letter I have to my children called all the things I wish could have been…