Let me introduce myself

Hello, let me tell you a bit about myself.

I am getting ready to marry the man of my dreams, my family and friends give me incredible love, and a I enjoy a wonderful career…

I also live with OCD, depression and anxiety. my inner dialogue is often very negative towards myself, and I sometimes feel that I am fighting to survive.

I am 29 years old, I have struggled with depression and anxiety since I was a child, and was finally diagnosed with OCD in early 2015.

Like many, I have lots of ups and downs in my mood, and in the way that I feel about myself. I sometimes wish I could ride those self esteem highs forever, but that’s not how life works, and that’s not who I am, I start to feel guilty if I’m too happy.

I started this blog to write down my feelings and stories, in an effort to help myself heal, and maybe help another reader.

Talk soon.

Welcome

Welcome to my personal blog about living with OCD, depression and anxiety. I would like to create a safe place to talk about mental illness, and how it affects my life and the people around me.
When I am struggling I often reach out to the internet for support and someone to relate to. I hope that others may find comfort and a sense of belonging, as we are not alone in having a mental disorder.
There are so many topics I would love to discuss, including: the stigma, symptoms, treatment, vulnerability to substance abuse, and stories of my life with mental illness.

Thanks for reading.

Please feel free to leave any comments or questions.