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.