Recently, one of my closest friends told me I had many friends. I half-jokingly said she was the only one I liked, and the rest were crap. Her reply to … Continue reading I Gave the Demon a Name
James Pack has written several collections of poetry and short fiction, is a contributing writer for themighty.com and the Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog. He manages his personal website as well as a local entertainment website for Tucson, AZ. He studied Theatre Arts at the University of Arizona and studied Entertainment Business at Full Sail University for his graduate degree. James is a board member and Treasurer for the Tucson Fringe Theatre Festival and works with many nonprofits and local artists in the performing arts community. He lives in Tucson, AZ. Visit his website to learn more about James. Thejamespack.com, @jamespackwriter. James Pack wrote this bio in the third person and it makes him feel narcissistic and gross.
Growing up, my family never went on any vacations. One year when I was eight, we traveled to Tennessee for a family reunion. I didn’t know anyone on that side … Continue reading That Time I Almost Went to Disneyland
April is National Poetry Month. Poetry has played a significant role in my healing process. I spent many years discovering myself and learning how to heal. The things hurting me … Continue reading Healing Through Poetry
You may not have realized we had more than one James posting on this blog. James Edgar Skye started this blog and I am not him. I am James Pack. … Continue reading I’m the Other James
Life has thrown me more curve balls lately. I have four jobs; 2 are part-time, 2 are on-call. The on-call jobs don’t always have work. I say what days I … Continue reading Life Has to Kick Me Down a Few Times Before I’ll Succeed
I recently had my first appointment with a psychiatrist. I had counseling when I was six and again when I was eight but nothing since. There was a lot of … Continue reading The Long Expensive Road to Recovery
More and more people tell me to do what makes me happy. Writing makes me happy. Whether I’m writing a poem, a short story, a novel, or blog journal post; … Continue reading The One Thing That Keeps Me Going
When you grow up with an anxiety disorder, you don’t realize what kind of skills you’re developing. At an early age, I learned how to distinguish if someone was a … Continue reading My Mind Still Thinks I’m in Danger
A realization came to me in mid-December. Someone I was close to, had spoken to almost every day for a year and a half, began ignoring me. It was easy … Continue reading When Everyone Abandons You
This is not a scientific post. There are no references cited. This is solely based on my own experiences. Depending on my mood, emotions, and sensory stimuli, I never have … Continue reading Different Types of Panic Attacks
I know I’m not alone when I say I don’t like the holidays. Everyone has their reasons. Family gatherings always reminded me of or created more bad memories.
It’s a regular thing that happens every few weeks. One bad day turns into a bad week and everything has you thinking negatively. You question all your life choices. You … Continue reading How Do You Keep Going When You Don’t Feel Important?