For the lack of a better term I am using “Mental Issue,” M.I. for short, as a blanket term to describe what we have and deal with on a daily basis. I want to use “Issue” because I don’t want to call it an “Illness.”

Illness, to me anyway, implies that it can be cured, it’s something that you caught and didn’t have before. It’s a part of us, it’s in our DNA, and it’s something we didn’t choose to have but something we live with on a daily basis.

When our M.I. kicks in it’s called “An Episode.” An Episode of what? Are we a sitcom or drama that people sit back and watch? While it may certainly feel this way for non M.I.s, for those of us going through said “episode” it feels more like a storm. Comes on with little to no warning. A lot of huffing and puffing, with loud crashes of thunder. For this reason I will refer to them as Storms and not “Episodes.”

By talking we can begin healing and understanding on both
sides. Ask questions and listen to the answers, don’t judge, don’t speak, just listen.

Friday, April 15, 2016

It's Possible

For those of shyness:
No need to be shy, no need to pretend, just be who you want to be, show who you are, express yourself anyway you can.  I like to write when I’m down.  I don’t hold back anymore.  So don’t be shy, there is no need for that.  Just be you.  If you’re shy like me, pretend that you’re the one people want to be like.  Stand up for your right!  Never back down.  I may not know you but, I do know you can stop being shy and be who you truly are.
- My Daughter

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