Hey y’all, I am Miranda. I am a mommy to 3 wonderful kids, I am also a mommy with a mental illness. I have PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder(or BPD), and anxiety. I have been on the same medications for almost 2 years. Living with a mental illness can be hard. It brings some joy and some sadness. This is a way of life for me. I have often wondered why I have a mental illness. I have come to the conclusion that I was given a gift. With this gift, I aim to raise awareness and stop the Mental Illness stigma. Just because I live with a mental illness does not mean that I am any less a person than the next person. I am a human!
Mental illnesses do not define who a person is, it is just makes us different. I am often told loving someone with a mental illness is very challenging. I have to give credit to my fiance, he has been my rock during my lows. He is also my grounding person when I am manic. He stands beside me when most people would run away. For that, I am eternally grateful.
As I sit here typing this, I have had 3 hours of sleep in 48 hours. Does this make life difficult, why of course it does. I have learned to just roll with the punches. I have picked myself up out of a deep depression, and I will also bring myself down when I am manic. Such is life! So here I am to allow you a brief walk in the life of someone with a mental illness. This life is not easy! I am my own worst critic. My brain makes me believe imaginary issues that are not even remotely possible. It causes anxiety, stress, and many other emotions I can’t even begin to describe.
I am here to enlighten people as to what it is like struggling with your own mind on a daily basis. So please stick around and enjoy my wild ride at life. Thanks for reading!