Under Construction

This is a very exciting time because the transition from “Confessions of a Depressed College Student” to “Light Up the Sky, Firefly” is underway! In the upcoming weeks, you will start seeing everything about the blog change. Layout Design will be changed, pages will be filled with more information, etc. As you have probably noticed already, the title and the URL for the blog has changed! You can now access the blog by going to:


The former URL (depressedcollegestudent.wordpress.com) will still direct you to the new blog but thankfully, the new URL is MUCH shorter than the old.

Past posts of Depressed College Student have been archived and deleted, so you will no longer be able to access them; Out with the old, in with the new! If there is a specific post that you have read in the past and would like a “copy” please email Travis at twhite12ster@gmail.com.

While we build the brand, you’re more than welcome to get a hold of Kayde! You can do that by emailing her at: lutsfirefly@gmail.com or by following “Light up the Sky, Firefly” on Twitter @lutsfirely!

We are so excited to build something awesome for you! See you soon!

Time to come clean

4 years. That’s the amount of time that myself and some of my guests have poured their heart and soul into this blog, but like I mentioned in the post here, change is on it’s way. The blog will be changing in it’s entirety here in the past few weeks and with that change comes one of the biggest, there will be a brand new author taking the reigns and there will no longer be any anonymity to who that may be. 

For these past 4 years, I have been hidden behind a veil of secrecy that has allowed me to express my feelings and battle with depression in a way that made sense to me. The graphic nature of most my stories were raw and uncut and allowed for a picture to be painted in the mind of someone who didn’t fight the same battles that I did. Most of these stories would “scare” the average individual and most people would see it as “a cry for help.” In a natural setting, I would have been reported due to the content of my posts and being anonymous was a way for me to talk through these things without that fear of constant scrutiny. But after all that, I have made it through. I’m alive, I graduated and I minimized the amount of depression that I allow to overtake my day-to-day life. So with that, it is time to come clean:

My name is Travis and I am an Alumni of Central Michigan University. During these past 4 years, you have been reading my “Confessions of a Depressed College Student.” There are some people who I have shared this secret with, but some I have not. It may come as a surprise to some, but I’m excited to share the news with you.

In the next few weeks this blog will no longer be “Confessions of a Depressed College Student,” It will be re-named, “Light Up the Sky, Firefly” and will be ran by my dear friend, Kayde. The design, writing style and content of the blog will change but will share some of the same ideals. I only hope that you give her the same amount of love and support that you have given me all these years.

My posts on CDCS will only remain for a short amount of time to make space for all of the new content that Kayde will bring. She will continue to help paint a picture for her readers that will not only help her through her journey, but possibly help you through yours.

Thank you to everyone that has ever reached out to me, you all mean more than you can ever imagine.


Change is coming.

After months and months, I have returned, the original “founder” and author for Confessions of a Depressed College Student. Now I will start by saying that life has been going well for me; I have graduated months ago and I’m starting new chapters in my life. Depression will always be a part of my life and who I have become has been a product of my depression. I came out stronger than ever before and I had my mental illness to thank for that. Weird that I’m thanking something that at times, has put me through the lowest of the low but it was something that I knew I needed to get through, and I did. You went through that journey with me and I’m thankful for each of you that has.

I have returned for an announcement about something new and exciting. Funny enough, the announcement is that I won’t be returning as an author for Confessions of a Depressed College Student, and furthermore, CDCS won’t be returning at all. Now here is why this is new and exciting: Very soon, CDCS is going to become an entirely new blog with someone else at the helm. Now it is still uncertain as to whether or not the new author will remain anonymous or not, but we’re still ironing out the details.

In the next up and coming weeks, you’re going to see the blog completely change. The name, the style, the posts, the URL, it’s all going to be brand new. The direction of the blog will be different than the direction that I always had it in, but it won’t just help the new author, but the readers as well; The blog will still be a form of a “mental health” blog; I hope that you will give them the same love and support that you gave me. I will still be involved in the blog in some form, but it won’t ever be at the capacity as it was before. A post will be made sometime in the near future with all the details of the exciting change. Thank you for being there all these years.