Over the last few years I’ve had to learn how to live with a mental illness.
I’m coming to terms that this really is going to be a long haul. There are some positive things, like finding more about myself.
I’m realising that if I hadn’t had any issues, I wouldn’t have met some awesome new friends. I have found I have a love of the theatre and I feel so at home.
I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I didn’t start this journey. In a way it’s a blessing in disguise.
There is a flip side to it though, sometimes it feels that it’s never ending.
I have taken the bull by the horns and I know what I need to do to beat this. I’m realising that if I look at the positive things that have happened, they out way the bad.
One on the downsides of mental illness is my energy levels. They vairy from day to day at the moment.
When I’m in a bad place I seem to be more creative and able too write poetry.
I know that I’m going to win in the end and recovery is possible.