Saturday, November 26, 2011

The start of something new.......

Okay, today is the 26 of November, 2011.  This is officially my first blog and here goes nothing. I am a 32 year old mother of a beautiful 6 year old girl.  We live in the Pacific Northwest, Washington to be a little more precise.  I was diagnosed with depression and type 2 diabetes not long after my daughter was born.  With the diagnoses I got a good case of panic attacks.  I have known since I was in my teens that I had depression but I didn't get it diagnosed until I was in my mid twentys.

I used to be a closet cutter.  For those who don't know what that is; I used to have a razor blade hidden and when I would get mad or upset I would cut myself and it seemed like all the pain I felt would flow out with the blood.  I haven't done that since I was a teenager.  I have learned other ways to deal with those emotions.  My favorite way to deal with the stress and emotions is Yoga.  This quarter I started taking a yoga class and it has quickly become one of my favorites.

Don't get me wrong, it's not like I live in the depression every minute of everyday.  There are days when I am completely happy and nothing can get me feeling blue but then there are a few that do.  Today for instance, I am happy and content.  Yesterday was not so good.  I spent most of yesterday cuddled up in a chair not wanting to move but today I am up early and starting this new project as a way of getting my feelings out and maybe help someone in the process. 

Each day I will try to give out a little more info on my past, my present, and my future.  Please feel free to leave questions and comments.  I will try to respond in the next blog if it is appropriate.