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Don’t Try This At Home


I’ve been meaning to write for a few days now, but I’ve been entirely too busy and backed up the past 4 days. I was uh… out of order for about 3 days before that due to my own stupidity. I had an eye injury that kept me from being able to open and see out of my left eye. And because that eye hurt so bad, my right eye didn’t want to open as well for some odd reason.

I think it was because of the fact that even when my eye was closed, it still tried to move under my eyelid, so every time I would try to use just my right eye, the left one would still feel like someone was dragging sandpaper across it.

So, are you guys ready for a good laugh at my expense? So, my eye got injured because I was trying to get a clump of mascara off of my eyelashes, and instead of using my figures or cleaning off a mascara brush, like an idiot, I tried to use my hairbrush and stabbed myself right in the eye. I’m brilliant, aren’t I?

So, yeah, that is how I hurt my eye. That happened around 1 pm last Sunday. By 9pm, my eye was starting to feel a lot worse. So I had my boyfriend, Mike, drive me to the ER. As it turned out, I had two scratches on my left cornea. That was fun… I never want to go through that again.

It made me realize how much I take my eyesight for granted. I couldn’t write, read, watch TV, or basically do anything else for about 3 days. That was too long for me. By day two, I thought I would simply go mad all because I decided to try to unclamp some mascara in an unconventional way. Here is an amazing word of advice: I do not recommend attempting that at home. It was good in theory – until I actually tried it.

The one good thing that came out of this was that it renewed my love for writing when I was starting to become agitated with having to write all day every day. In every negative, you can always find a positive; even if you are unable to see something as a positive at first.

Thanks for reading!


If anyone wants to leave a comment, I would love to know what you have done in an unconventional way regardless if it turned out great or it turned out disastrous like my little fail!

Samantha View All

Samantha is the author of "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," she is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog

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