Welcome to my blog! It’s time to get comfy and get real. Mental health is all around us, and with health comes illness. There is such a stigma surrounding mental illness, and I’m here to shed some light on the subject. I live and breathe mental illness. It’s a part of who I am and whether I like it or not, I have to live with it for the rest of my life. What is it that I live with, you may ask? I have bipolar disorder II (with mixed features), borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety. I also have a slew of other conditions: irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and asthma to name a few.
Yup, I’m a little bubbly bundle of diagnoses. And I’m alright with that. I don’t have any choice in the matter. I used to waste so much time dwelling on the fact that I’m “broken” and “disordered”. Such a waste of time. There’s nothing I can do to change what I have, but what I can change is my attitude towards myself. I decided to live positively and not dwell on all of the negativity. It’s too easy to give in and get angry. It’s much harder to stay positive. Oh, it does get easier to live positively, and there will be trying days. But, I’m not alone. I know there are countless others out there, just like me. We can do this. Together. We can thrive and be happy even when our minds inside are chaos.
I know I’m just one person, and a little person at that. Seriously, I’m 5’0. I also know that if I can reach out and help, empower, uplift one other person, then I’m doing something right. This is why I am starting my blog. I’m coming out from my comfort zone and reaching out into the ‘Verse, to share my stories and shed some light on mental illness. As a mental health warrior, it’s my duty to light up the darkness of stigma. I’m throwing some sparkles in the shadows of mental illness.
Thanks for tuning in to read. Ta Ta For Now! Xoxoxo