Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not, well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. In the words of Sia “ you did not break me, I’m still fighting for peace”. There are days when dealing with mental illness where you think this is it I can’t take anymore, I am going to break but then there are other days you are buzzing with strength and you think, I am a fucking warrior I can handle whatever is thrown at me. In between those days there are some fun days, like I don’t give a fuck days, also the days where all you want to do is sweet fuck all including getting dressed and the days where you say you are going to be productive and you end up spending the day thinking about the ways you could be productive instead of being productive. That’s the funny thing with life even though it may seem like every day is the same it really isn’t, as there are days you can laugh at yourself over something you have done and then you could do the same thing another day and end up triggering anxiety. We can try our best to predict the days that are to come but those predictions are not 100%, instead of worrying about what’s to come, embrace the now.
So today’s tip of the day is –
Mental illness is not a fashion statement.
I can’t switch my mental illness on and off and if I could don’t you think I would have turned that shit permanently off by now? Mental illness shouldn’t be taken lightly but also it shouldn’t be treated as a death sentence. I know maybe not the best choice of words but if we want people to feel comfortable about talking about their mental illness we shouldn’t just paint it out to be completely dark. There are many negatives about having a mental illness and trust me I probably think of them daily but it doesn’t mean that my life should be dictated to by this dark presence. There have been many good things that mental illness has given me which includes this blog, the community I have had the pleasure to talk to about it online, my understanding of how important a person’s mental health is and also learning how to put my own needs first.
Having a mental illness to me has made me see my life as a collage, there are dark bits, light bits, bits you don’t know how the fuck they got there and bits that don’t quite fit but when you take a step back to look at it, its beautiful and one of a kind .