Julien Baker on the story in "Happy to Be Here": "I was on my way to therapy on April Fool’s Day and thought, If I don’t laugh about this in my car right now, I’m gonna cry. It’s gonna be sad. I have to find this funny, because it is not a joke. What if I got there and they were like, “April Fool’s! You’re normal. Go home and be happy.”
But “Happy to Be Here” is more about my experience deciding to be proactive in recovery. Once I started trying to do that work, actually going to therapy and participating in a community of people who were also in recovery, I learned that the process is never done. There’s no point where somebody puts a big red stamp on your manila folder and says, “You are normal now.” No one is."