Elizabeth Barone


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Depression lies. It’s a really good liar, too. The hardest part of living with depression is siphoning the distortions from reality.

I’ve been in a weird place. I started to feel better this weekend, then slipped right back down. My head feels heavy again. It’s hard to focus. Thoughts can’t entirely be trusted. I’m not even sure I should be taking my medication; I feel like a lot of this has something to do with Wellbutrin. The same thing happened to me on Viibryd.

The medication seemed to be working. I felt great; I could focus and write again. Then, all of a sudden, I could barely function. Thoughts that were not mine slipped into my head at random.

I’m still not quite ready to share my Viibryd experience. I’m sure it helps some people. It almost killed me.

Wellbutrin seems to be affecting me the same way.

Depression is a bitch, to say the least.

Between my mental and physical health, I’ve been slogging through edits for Savannah’s Song. Because of Sulfazine, my joint pain has improved quite a bit. But one lymph node in my neck has been swollen and sore for a week now, and I’m exhausted. I don’t know if it’s Sulfazine side effects or something else brewing.

I need to make a barrage of appointments with my doctors, but to be honest, it’s all a little overwhelming.

So I’m taking it all a little at a time, because sometimes that’s all you can do.

If Sia is Jett’s spirit animal, then The Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss is her surrogate mother.

I saw The Duke Spirit for the first time years ago, when they opened for Incubus in my home state Connecticut. Immediately, I was transfixed by this tiny blonde who commanded the stage. Moss’s vocals are husky, like Sia’s, but with a bite. Both her voice and her style directly inspired Jett Costa.


via The Guardian

I already loved boots and flowy shirts, and then I met Liela and that was it. I became obsessed. The term “desert chic” comes to mind when I think of Liela’s style, and that concept got imprinted directly onto Jett.

Read the First 3 Chapters of Diving Into Him
Chapter 1 · Chapter 2 · Chapter 3

Sia is Jett’s spirit animal.

Seriously. The first time I heard “Chandelier,” I knew it was for Jett.

Even more beautiful is the piano version, so haunting it gets under your skin. Sia’s voice is perfection. Husky and smoky, with the ability to hit all of the notes and evoke all of the feelings.

I listened to 1,000 Forms of Fear over and over while writing Diving Into Him, as well as Sia’s earlier albums. I can’t express enough how much I love her.

Check out the playlist for Diving Into Him below, and read the first three chapters!

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