Wednesday, June 27, 2012

So that plan of updating with various Mental Health related posts and facts didn't pan out either.  I think I'm just going to stop saying I'm going to write about something and hopefully I'll start having some true random things to post about again since it's suppose to be all about life's journeys and those are usually pretty random.

I've been trying to do a little more lately in terms of housework and also with getting out of the apartment more and spending less time on the computer.  Some days that works better then others though I'm chronically behind on housework.  I think because I used to be so depressed I couldn't do proper housework and so never really ever did.  Now that I'm trying I get a little bit done but I get overwhelmed easy and end up taking a lot of breaks.

My apartment isn't horrible dirty but it is very cluttered and I need to find places to put things and some organizational systems that work for me.  I'm getting better at keeping up with the dishes though it is so easy to get behind.  I try to make sure I do at least one load a day but it doesn't always happen.

I started selling Avon and that has been helping me and challenging me both at the same time.  I'm enjoying it though and overall it is good for me.  I need to learn to be a little more careful about spending though...it's so easy to lose track.  But it is pushing me to keep committed to something, be accountable to others, and face some fears and have new experiences.

There's been a lot of drama in the neighbourhood over the last few months but the property I live at they are really working hard to change that and make it a better and safer place to live.  Some times it can get scary so sometimes now I have a hard time leaving my apartment even to go put out the garbage or check the mail.  That reminds me I need to check the mail.  Things are getting better though so it's getting a bit easier to get out.

Anyway, that's just a little bit of what's been going on around here...nothing much but lots at the same time...just a lot of the same old stuff that everyone deals with on a daily basis...nothing really overly exciting or worth writing about.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mental Health Awareness

I just wanted to take a minute and talk about something that isn't talked about enough.  It is an issue that 1 in 5 Canadians deal with, either personally or through a family member or a friend.  This issue is Mental Health.  There are many types of Mental Health issues. Depression, Bi-polar, Schizophrenia, Phobia's, Anxiety, Autism, Alzheimer's, Borderline Personality Disorder and other Personality Disorders, Factitious Disorders such as Munchhausen Syndrome, and many others.

I'm hoping throughout the month of May to help bring awareness to all types of Mental Health.  Personally, it has been a big part of my life although it is not the only part of my life.



Through it all though, I have learned I have strength, I have faith, I am a survivor, and I have hope.  I didn't always believe these things.  I'll probably have times again when I struggle to see them...but they are always things that will be a part of me now and forever.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Curiousity

Just questioning out loud:

Why is it when you are female and you tell someone you shaved your head, they assume you're mentally ill?!?!   Okay, so I do have a history of mental illness, and I did do a sorta botched job at shaving my head...awaiting some clippers to finished the job tomorrow... but I swear I'm fine.  This was not impulse, it was something I've wanted to do for 15 years...and just finally had the guts to do it.  I am a little bit thrilled and a little bit mortified... I'm sure I'll have a more solid reaction when I don't look like a patch-work quilt met with a weed whacker.  It's hair.  It'll grow back.  Still I'm nearly 30 and cannot bring myself to face the general public or my parents.  My mom would die.  And maybe, knowing that, a small part of me is dying too... or maybe I just did it to spite her.  I dunno.  I love my mom but really I think there's only so many things you can be told not to do before you start doing them anyway.


And no, don't ask for pictures... at least not yet...  I never liked putting pictures up before... that's not going to change now.  The one above will have to do.  LOL