I struggle with anxiety, depression, and a bit of ADD (just to keep things interesting). I would say I follow Christ – but for reasons that I won’t get into here, I really hesitate to accept the label of Christian. I’ll probably have “Christian” elements to some of my posts, but this blog is just exploring my brain, living life with mental illness, and finding a creative outlet for my thoughts.
I occasionally dabble in a bit of photography and music, but I’m starting to find my voice through the written word. For whatever reason, what I write and how I write seems to really resonate with people.
I want to use this as a bit of a platform. Write about my struggles. Write about stuff I think about. Share some of my photography. And maybe (hopefully) change a few lives along the way. My hope is that I’ll convince someone to step back from the edge of the abyss and realize they’re not alone in their struggles.
I don’t have all the answers. I have very few, actually. Maybe this will be the glimmer of hope someone needs to carry on. Maybe this will be a voice in the darkness to ease someone’s loneliness.
I’m not trying to play savior to anyone. I’m not claiming to be anything other that me. What I can’t shake is the thought that if I don’t tell my story, someone might succumb to the darkness. Someone that I might have been able to reach. And that thought scares me! I don’t want to be the hero. I’m not doing this for accolades or recognition. I’m not trying to play the “white knight” and rescue everyone who’s hurting. I’m doing this because I believe I can make a difference. And I’d be utterly selfish for not at least making the attempt to reach out.
You’re not alone. Feel free to follow my journey