Since I’ve decided to give this another shot, I’ll go ahead and begin with a little introduction and some random things that I think are important for anyone who reads this to know.
My name is Christina. I am 26 years young and recently completed my first college degree, an Associate in Arts from Olympic College. In August of 2013, I married my best friend, soulmate, and biggest supporter, Nick. This September, I will begin to pursue my Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy with a minor in Environmental Science and hope to eventually work for a nonprofit or government organization promoting sustainability and environmental awareness. Essentially, I want to be a professional tree hugger. (; My hobbies consist of crochet, sewing, and other crafty things, as well as writing and camping. If you were to ask the people close to me, they would tell you that I am compassionate, outspoken, stubborn, intelligent, opinionated, creative, and indecisive. My sense of humor is dark and off-color, I am often wildly inappropriate and easily frustrated, I have quite the potty mouth, and I always seem to absorb the emotions of those around me. There are many issues that I am passionate about and I am never afraid to let my stance be known, have a productive debate, and educate others about things they are unaware of. I have Bipolar II, Borderline Personality, Generalized Anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress disorders; I am also proudly able to say that I am in mental health recovery.
I have blogged about my disorders and life with mental illness before, and I plan to do so with this blog as well, but I plan to try it differently this time. This blog will mostly be based around my recovery (how I got here, what keeps me here, and what my plans are for the future), but also about the new lifestyle I am creating for myself and to educate others on the issues that I am passionate about. My mission with this blog is to show those who are struggling with mental health that it is possible to live the life they want despite what is going on in their head, to help loved ones and supporters see situations from an alternate perspective, to reduce the stigma around mental illness, and also to bring awareness to and promote sustainable and natural living in all aspects.
I must warn everyone that some posts may contain profanity (as previously stated, I do have a potty mouth), so read at your own risk and maybe try to bear with me while I get my point across. (:
I plan to post at least once a week and welcome all input on ideas for future posts from anyone and everyone!
Thanks for reading, and keep an eye out for my first in depth post regarding my disorders and my journey to recovery!
“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” -Sue Monk Kidd