Humans of New York and Self-Awareness

Like a zillion other people in the world, I follow Humans of New York. Some of the photos I see make me think, you know, this is cool and all, but seems a bit schlocky and tries a bit too hard to pull at the heartstrings. That’s the cynic in me speaking. Sometimes he’s right, sometimes he’s … Continued

About Tristan Baggins

I have always wondered where to start with these bios, but I guess it’s always best to start at the beginning. I’m in my early-30s and I’m passionate about NBA basketball, heavy metal, hardcore, my cat, my friends, writing prose and poetry, helping people, craft beer and mental health. I am also diagnosed with Bipolar II; the clinical definition might have changed with the release of DSM V, but the title doesn't change my experience. The bulk of my 20's were defined by erratic behaviour, depression, paranoia, anxiety, and, if I’m being honest with myself, a lot of inadvertent self-harm and self-destructive behaviour. What I learned coming through on the other side of the tunnel is that the light’s there, it’s not a myth, and it’s worth reaching towards.


“My Vessel Moves Forward, So Must My Soul”

The month of September was interesting and full of ups and downs. As if life could be any other way, right? The beginning of the month started off in a less than optimal fashion, though its start coincided with a relatively significant achievement in writing. I took part in the 3 Day Novel challenge, where participants … Continued

About Tristan Baggins

I have always wondered where to start with these bios, but I guess it’s always best to start at the beginning. I’m in my early-30s and I’m passionate about NBA basketball, heavy metal, hardcore, my cat, my friends, writing prose and poetry, helping people, craft beer and mental health. I am also diagnosed with Bipolar II; the clinical definition might have changed with the release of DSM V, but the title doesn't change my experience. The bulk of my 20's were defined by erratic behaviour, depression, paranoia, anxiety, and, if I’m being honest with myself, a lot of inadvertent self-harm and self-destructive behaviour. What I learned coming through on the other side of the tunnel is that the light’s there, it’s not a myth, and it’s worth reaching towards.


Captive Audience.

In my second blog post I’ll do something I probably should have done in my first post: introduce myself. My name’s Tristan. I’m in my early 30s. I love heavy metal, hardcore, punk and music in general, as well as tattoos, horror movies, craft beer, NBA basketball, my cat, my friends, and writing poetry and … Continued

About Tristan Baggins

I have always wondered where to start with these bios, but I guess it’s always best to start at the beginning. I’m in my early-30s and I’m passionate about NBA basketball, heavy metal, hardcore, my cat, my friends, writing prose and poetry, helping people, craft beer and mental health. I am also diagnosed with Bipolar II; the clinical definition might have changed with the release of DSM V, but the title doesn't change my experience. The bulk of my 20's were defined by erratic behaviour, depression, paranoia, anxiety, and, if I’m being honest with myself, a lot of inadvertent self-harm and self-destructive behaviour. What I learned coming through on the other side of the tunnel is that the light’s there, it’s not a myth, and it’s worth reaching towards.


Well hi there.

Let’s jump into the exciting stuff, instead of getting to know me. We can always learn about me later. I’m currently in the process of climbing out of a bit of a depressive phase. The month of July was pretty whack for me. I spent the first two weeks searching my ass off for an … Continued

About Tristan Baggins

I have always wondered where to start with these bios, but I guess it’s always best to start at the beginning. I’m in my early-30s and I’m passionate about NBA basketball, heavy metal, hardcore, my cat, my friends, writing prose and poetry, helping people, craft beer and mental health. I am also diagnosed with Bipolar II; the clinical definition might have changed with the release of DSM V, but the title doesn't change my experience. The bulk of my 20's were defined by erratic behaviour, depression, paranoia, anxiety, and, if I’m being honest with myself, a lot of inadvertent self-harm and self-destructive behaviour. What I learned coming through on the other side of the tunnel is that the light’s there, it’s not a myth, and it’s worth reaching towards.