Confession: I’m a mess. Most of the time I look like I have things pretty much together. Sometimes I actually do have it together. But mostly it’s a trick of light and careful editing. And there are times I just stop doing everything except tasks of daily living — when keeping everything balanced gets too hard.
When I disappear, it means that depression and anxiety have won a small battle in a war that’s been raging for years.
It’s exhausting – both keeping up the façade and cleaning up the aftermath of a lost struggle.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Judging by the posts that have been popping up in the blogs I follow, a lot of creatives engage in arting, crafting, and writing as part of their mental health wellness plan.
Those things are a huge part of mine, too.
So, today I’m going to share my story – the one I’ve hinted at here too many times to count. Reading other people’s stories helps me because I don’t feel so alone or like I’m the only person who has rough times.