One night in desperation to explain my thoughts and feelings I made a list of what it would be like to live in my mind. I wanted to share these thoughts with you. So here they are, illustrated with the help of the internet!
My illness doesn’t disappear because you cannot see it.Source: http://goo.gl/U0x8rW
Every morning I have to make a conscious decision that I want today to happen.Source: http://goo.gl/Q8Ehgb
I regret the decision to get out of bed multiple times every day.Source: http://goo.gl/jyEbpN
Every single choice I make is followed by an overwhelming wave of anxiety and uncertainty.
Sometimes when people talk to me, I have to restrain myself from lashing out or shushing them.
I am constantly reminded that I am not “normal,” and struggle with a sense of belonging.Source: http://goo.gl/xr2T8J
Sometimes I lose sight of the fact that my struggles will make me stronger.Source: http://goo.gl/lzbiIe
Can you relate? I would love to hear from you in the comments!
Nichole is a Social Media Marketing Manager, student, daughter and friend. She’s working on her Marketing Diploma and has a Certificate of Christian Theology. She is an avid coffee lover who enjoys a good movie or book. She takes great joy in organizing, scheduling, and volunteering. Her passion for volunteerism extends specifically to those who are hurting, whether it is emotionally, physically, or mentally.
Nichole is certified to provide Mental Health First Aid, which means she can provide immediate support and guidance in a safe environment, comfortably have a conversation about mental health related issues and offer professional and other supports. This does NOT make Nichole a psychologist, or a counselor. It simply gives her the tools to direct people to the help they need.