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.
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.