About Me

Who am I?

My name is Alex J. Hicks. I live in Halifax, NS, Canada. Poetry has always been a passion of mine, not truly embraced until I graduated from college in 2012. That’s when I started this website.


I’m deeply interested in current laws and politics around the world. My brother being one of my best friends and being a World History/Political Science major in University helps in that respect. I read many articles about psychology including – of course – introversion and extroversion. I also do a lot of reading about adult ADHD because I was diagnosed with ADHD-C when I was around 14 years old.

Lately I’ve been reading a lot into anxiety and fear of abandonment and how I can help myself work through both. I’ve lost friends because of both of those things and I will be damned if I lose anymore because of them.

“The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not right and wrong.”
– C. G. Jung

When it comes to psychology I am a big supporter of the Myers-Briggs personality profile and I think it is a great analysis of a persons personality. I’ve taken about a dozen different MBTI personality tests over the past few years and I come up as an INFJ (Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging) – the rarest of the 16 personality types.

My Illness

Last year I was diagnosed with Social Phobia and Panic Disorder. With the help of some close friends on the other side of the ocean I am now on medication and seeking the proper mental help that I need in the hopes that one day I will be able to live  my life without letting Anxiety and Fear have control over my actions.

My father committed suicide in November of 2014. Although I am still in someways recovering from that loss, I am moving on from it. I am focusing on getting better, and living my life as happy as I can.

“Sometimes I feel like a human pin cushion. Every painful emotion hits me with ridiculously exaggerated force. And the anxiety feels like hands inside of my, squeezing my guts really hard.”
– Juliana Hatfield


I am an Atheist. I do not believe in imaginary beings or magical powers or life after death,  or any of that kind of thing.

“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
– Douglas Adams

26 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Get a like button dude! Nice site, I hope you just let it flow and do your thing. I can tell you know writing is cathartic. 🙂 If you read my stuff you’ll know when something’s messed up with my meds haha

    1. I just signed up here a few weeks ago, don’t know how to do much on here yet (aside from post). heh heh. Time is the best teacher though so I’ll learn eventually.

      I agree completely about writing being cathartic. I wrote a lot of poetry in high school and after some unfortunate and some very fortunate life events, I got inspired to write poetry again. This time I think my motivation is here to stay 😛

      Thanks! (first comment!)

      1. Awesome, keep it going. I saw your blog is new, very COOL. You’re right time is the best teacher with wordpress. I’m sure you’ll do just fine. 🙂

    2. Hi Alex, Happy new year to you, and may 2013 be a much better year for you in various ways!

      Like Pete, I too would like to click on a “Like” button. Though you mention that “Time is the best teacher”, it seems that time has not done very well by you, as it has been four months since Pete’s exclamatory request. I would also like to strongly recommend that you avoid using capital letters for all the words and letters as they make your writings quite a big strain to read. Thank you.

      Since you have kindly shared your interests, music and beliefs with us, I would also like to share mine with you in the same order as follows:

  2. Wow, I’m happy you liked some of my posts…it made me come and check out your blog! I love the random facts above. We are apparently very similar in certain ways. (I’m so sorry …) Specifically, “creating awkward moments for people I meet for the first time”. I do that too, but not on purpose…more in a head-smacking, what-the-hell-did-I-just-say kind of way. Most of it starts with not knowing what to say, and then, “I’m not smart, I just have a wealth of increasingly useless knowledge about the world around me.” kicks in and I have to throw in some random trivia like ‘did you know barnacles have the biggest penises in the world, in proportion to body size?’ It’s what I do when I get nervous… At any rate, I really like your blog, so thanks for liking my posts and helping me find you!

    1. Ahaha yeah I do that too lol. My friends all say that I’m smart but I keep telling them that I’m not smart, I just have an ever increasing amount of random useless knowledge.

      I really like your poetry, it really flows together 😀

  3. I am pleased to meet you, Alex. You have inspired me to tell more about myself…and maybe i will in a future blog.

    I look forward to browing through your blog. I love the top foto!

    p.s. I think of FB as a snoopsite…where relatives and friends can see what we’re up to. lol 🙂

    1. Excitement!? Joy!? I don’t know what to say! Thank you! Very Very thank you! Much thank you very!

      Sorry, I’m so excited that my words got mixed up there lol.

  4. I am one who notices things. For example, I notice that Barrie is halfway between a certain resort and a certain large city. It’s probably unrelated, I’m sure, but I know of a Canadian gentleman who is quite a poet and happens to live in that large city. Also unrelated, I feel confident, is that a lady who is also quite a poet happens to live near that certain resort. I believe that any sort of initial difference might be pasted over via the writing of several centipedes of poetry.

    But, I could be wrong. As I said, this might be completely unrelated. Oh, by the way, here are a couple of great poets. Speaking of poets.

  5. Hey there–thanks for following my blog. I read your gravatar profile and am now assuming you plan to jump in and debate every time I mention the word “God.” But . . . I guess there are worse things that could happen. Anyway, I appreciate the follow!

    1. I won’t debate you lol. I only debate with those who desire to debate 😛 a debate without mutual consent is no more than an argument. I respect your right to believe whatever it is you want to believe 🙂

      1. Ahh–thanks. I welcome the occasional debate, actually. It’s just when they’re an all-the-time thing (like they kinda were when I dated an atheist a few years ago) that it gets a little exhausting!

      2. Well, if you want a debate let me know 🙂 Outside of that I won’t bring it up. I’m a strong component of “I don’t really care what you believe in, just don’t force it on others.”

  6. Glad to find you,Alex.You have blog with beautiful poems .I enjoyed my visit in your blog,I will be back to look at your archives when I find time :)Have a great day ahead !!!

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