Thank you for visiting my page. This post serves as a brief explanation of who I am, and why I have chosen to share this blog with you.
My name is Avery, and I am 25 years young. I have been living with Bipolar Disorder, Anorexia, Generalized Anxiety, and ADD for as long as I can remember. Since my diagnosis at age nineteen I have been on a path of self discovery, learning through trial and error how to cope and even thrive while living with mental illness.
So why blog about it?
I may not have it all figured out yet, but I am learning and growing every day. I want to share my life stories, loftiest dreams, and daily struggles, in the hopes that someone might take something positive away from them. I mean less to lead by example than to give a voice to the many people who fight this fight alongside me every day. I want this page to be a place that someone who is just trying to survive can come to feel validated and understood, and that someone who just wants to understand what the mentally ill experience is really like can come to catch a glimpse of a reality that may not be so different from theirs as they thought.
I invite you to read on, and join me on the roller coaster that ironically is the search for stability.