Thank you for visiting my blog! I thought I’d write a quick introduction post with a little bit about myself and my plans for this site. My name is Krystal, I’m 27 years old and I live in Vermont, U.S. I have struggled with mental illness and addiction since I was around twelve years old. I have been diagnosed with many disorders over the past fifteen years including generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar 2 disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Although I have definitely met the diagnostic requirements for each of these disorders, I have found that fixating on my diagnosis isn’t all that helpful anymore. So for the time being I am not putting a label on it.
Writing has always been a passion of mine and a way to cope when I am not doing well. I plan to use this blog to document my journey: the good, the bad and everything in between. I want to start honest conversations about mental health and maybe help someone else who is struggling. I read a lot of nonfiction about mental illness/psychology and will most likely write book recommendations/reviews when I find something especially interesting or helpful.
P.S. – The adorable pitbull pictured above is Lincoln. You will see a lot of him as he is my favorite guy ever and constantly snuggled up next to me.