I have not posted on this blog since transferring all my followers to my new format which is still WordPress which you can find here schizophreniarecovery.us.
I got an interesting offer to do a video interview through SAMHSA through this old blog which does still get views and I see a few new followers. I hadn’t realized it is still getting views so will be updating it every month with a blog just for you. I will also be posting this blog on my new site so if you please you can just get one email alerting you of my new blog through which ever site you feel more comfortable with.
This blog is answering one of the interview questions in the selection process (they are interviewing several people and honestly I just want the one with the most hope to be picked even if that is not me) and I will be answering at least one every time I blog on the new blog. Sorry if this is confusing but I want to reach as many people as possible that there is hope for those who suffer from a serious mental disorder as I do or their loved ones or any new projects that may come my way via this blog or the newer one.
I have been blogging since 2013 and am actually going to Boston end of this month to an advisory board for bloggers of Schizophrenia. I am pretty excited and will see how I can bring my blog to the next level and spread the message of hope that I share through my ups and downs of living with a mental health disorder. Life is not easy for sure and some days I stay in my jammies all day or until noon more frequently as the medicine I take makes me groggy in the am.
So… the first question that I would like to answer is “What would you like people to know about you?”. The answer is simple but complex like many of life’s oxymoron’s. I wake up each day not knowing what my mood will be and what I will accomplish as that is my measure of how I am doing. I’m not always talking about crossing off a list of to do’s; no I am also talking about making connections with my family, friends and anyone who God puts in my path that I am meant to interact with.
I would say I am pretty successful most days in fact every day because even when I don’t feel like it I get stuff done (my biggest challenge is the dishes ha ha) and always connect with people whether it is though my blog or my family and more. I have found a new cafe where most of the workers are autistic and every time I go there and get a hug from Deano I am happy to be me and to connect. I have wanted a place I can go to be me and although I go there by myself I make connections with all the staff and sometimes the other customers. I have always wanted a place I can go to where they know my name like in Cheers and I think I have found my favorite hangout place. I have been going there for a few weeks now but have wanted to go there for many years. A big step but one I am glad I took.
That is just a little bit about me. There is much more but will share more as I have time and feel free to comment or share with me via email something you would like people to know about you at firstname.lastname@example.org