Introduction

Hello, first off thanks for reading this! Since this is my first post i’m going to be saying a few things about myself. First off, i’m a HUGE music fan and I don’t know what I would do without my headphones. Secondly, (this is the most obvious one) I love to write. For a while I stuck to fiction, because that was what I could do well, but I’ve decided to branch out. Lastly, I have depression and anxiety, this is why I started this blog in the first place! Now, for the people who have no clue what those two things are I am about to explain, be patient! Please understand this is hard for me to talk about (or write about for that matter) so please try to understand. Okay. Anxiety disorders are a mental illness defined by extreme feelings of fear, uneasiness, and worry.  Keep in mind that this is not your typical worry, its an overwhelming sense of fear.  This stays with you everywhere and is VERY hard to overcome. Anxiety is the most common mental illness in America, affecting around 20% of the population. It affects many people in  many different ways. It also depends on which anxiety disorder you might have. I happen to have many: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD- I will talk more about this in later posts), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, and other specific phobias. Hopefully that was informational. Time for more info! Fun. Anyway, depression is also a common disorder, it affects about 350 million people globally at any age. It is also usually passed down by genetics.  My family happens to have a history of Depression so this plays in a role in how I got it. For me it takes the form of me not wanting to eat, and to not sleep at all (or very, very little). It also makes me feel tired and uninterested a lot of the time. Now, I promise I wont go on and on about this stuff but this is a place for me to talk about it. Thank you all again for reading this and i’m glad to finally be doing this.