I’m finally ready to talk about my new project, 46ReasonsWhy. It started out as just an essay to myself, maybe to use as part of my thesis. I made a list a reasons, one for each year of my life, to not commit suicide. I thought if I made the list while I was in a good place, I would make it sound convincing. Each point is a little micro essay discussing that point and why it’s important to me.
I was at first thinking about sending it out, but I’ve decided to do more with it. I’m going to make a website out of it and post one reason from the list per day. And I’m talking to other people I know with mental health issues to see if they will be willing to make lists as well. I can post reasons from them as well as they come in. So I’m going to launch this website on June 1, along with a facelift of this site. I’m really excited about it and what it could become.