I never told you guys this, I don’t think. I have a mental health diagnosis. I don’t feel comfortable saying the whole thing, but I’ll tell you it is in the depressive disorder spectrum (not bipolar). I also have social anxiety, which I am OK saying. I had a REALLY hard time in college 10 years ago. That’s when it all started. I was always sensitive as a kid. But believe it or not, while middle school sucked, I had a few good high school years. And when I come to think about it now, middle school wasn’t so bad either.
I have been in treatment for…over 10 years. This is the embarrassing part of the post where I tell you, yeah, I’ve been in treatment for over ten years and I still struggle with inner issues. Treatment. I’m not here to explain myself to anyone, I just want to tell you about myself. So I guess that’s that.
It’s funny the things that really help keep me together. I take my meds, I go to therapy, and I go to work. Right now I am struggling in some areas of wellness. Physical health, relationships, and living up to my full potential. But I know I’ll get there, and right now I’m doing what I know how to do.
I am not my diagnosis. My name is Amy, and my favorite color is green. I am 29 years old and I still have it going on. I plan to have it going on when I’m old too. I am so enchanted by science and other languages. I like to paint and draw, and listen to music all at the same time. I have a comfy yellow chair that I read books in and watch Gilmore Girls on DVD in. I journal like its no ones business, I love to take mini road trips in my car.
So that’s “About Me” today. What about you?