Who Am I?

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Hi there!

For starters, my name is Lindsey and i’m a 23 year old woman battling various mental illnesses while trying to maintain my sobriety. I have officially been diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Trait Disorder and Bipolar Disorder with mention of possibly having PTSD. To go along with that, i’m 1 month and 17 days clean and sober!

The purpose of this blog is to share with you my journey through life, and to help me cope with things because I like to use writing and art as an outlet. I will try my best to post each day so that you guys can get a glimpse into the daily struggles I encounter.

I also plan on posting journal entries from my past, so you can kind of understand what i’ve been through. It can get pretty rough at times..

I am a suicide survivor, so there’s that. If anybody EVER needs to talk, feel free to contact me! I will always be willing to chat!

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear from you all soon!

P.S. I have published my first ebook! Check it outΒ here!

xoxo

Lindsey

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  1. I am a suicide survivor too, so, welcome.

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you’re still here!

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  2. Thanks for following sciencesprings. I appreciate it very much.

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    1. Not a problem!! πŸ™‚

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  3. Sandy Sue says:

    Lindsey, thanks for visiting my site and choosing to follow along. A lot on your plate, girl. Sending strength and attitude.

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    1. You’re very welcome! And thank you! !

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  4. Hey Lindsey, I’m suffering right along with you! You keep up the amazing writing and just be yourself! i’m right with you!

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    1. Thank you!! We can do this!! πŸ™‚

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  5. sharingiscaring00 says:

    Keep up the good work, I have been sober for years now…at 49 I have lived it done it and learned enough…well said girl friend.

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    1. That’s awesome!! Congrats to you!! And thank you πŸ™‚

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  6. Thanks for sharing your story:) . All the best on your journey, look forward to reading more posts from you πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing Lindsey. Hang in there. You are not alone. Lots of love and prayers are with you. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much!! xoxo

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  8. Please continue writing and staying strong! I am sure your blog will become a source of strength for others!

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    1. Thank you so much!!

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  9. Gary says:

    Such a young age to have this cast upon your world. Very brave of you to speak up and share your experiences. Also very good too….it tells others in similar situations that they are not alone. Isolation in mental health is debilitating and cycles the catastrophising. I hope this helps you stay strong as much as it will help others.

    Thank you for sharing x

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    1. Thank you! I am hoping that by sharing I can help inspire others with similar situations to stay strong and not give up!!

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      1. Gary says:

        That’s a brilliant attitude and a remarkably kind spirit. I know it’s hard to be positive when in a hole but time, understanding and supportive friends can be invaluable in moving on. Well done you for doing this 😊

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      2. Amen to that! Thank you so much!

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  10. vickgoodwin says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and the follow! I am glad I am getting to read your blog too. I understand and share some of your struggles and applaud your commitment to a new lease on life. πŸ™‚ Awesome to meet you!

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    1. You are so welcome! And thank you very much!!

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  11. Lindsey I’m so glad to “meet” you! Thanks for visiting and following my blog. How courageous of you to share your story. I can relate to how therapeutic that writing can be. Blessings to you this day, in all ways.

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    1. It’s such a pleasure to “meet” you as well!! And thank you! Blessings to you as well!

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  12. I have so much to share, but are you ready to listen, I have so much to listen are you ready to share? If so let me know how can we chat .
    God Bless you my friend. Hallelujah Let his kingdom come and may his will be done. Amen Hallelujah.

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    1. I am ready to listen and share whenever you are!!

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      1. Well sure my email address is ofhisglory@gmail.com Mail me when you want to share. I’ll be waiting . Oh and if you’re afraid to share or feeling shy then it’s perfectly okay. Share it with God then just as you would have shared it with me, and stir with your scripture once you’ve prayed open it with faith and you will you’re answer as you see the first word the first verse eo the first paragraph or even the first chapter. Okay. God bless.

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      2. I have sent you an email!

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  13. Hello Lindsey πŸ™‚
    It’s lovely to meet you.
    It sounds like you’re doing great!
    I’ve lived with clinical depression and severe anxiety all my life, but it does get easier πŸ™‚
    As you get older (I’m in my early 40s, female), you learn coping methods. Spirituality, kindness (also to myself), art, writing, reading the right self help books, and being with good people all help me.
    All the best xox

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    1. Hello! It’s such a pleasure to meet you as well! And that’s very good to hear, that it does get easier! I am sorry that you have suffered from clinical depression an severe anxiety, but that’s good that you have learned coping skills! I’m working on those currently πŸ™‚

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      1. Thank you πŸ™‚

        I wanted to give you real Hope, Lindsey πŸ™‚

        I read that you don’t feel your art is good enough. If you don’t mind me saying, everybody is creative, and it isn’t about perfection. It certainly helps me cope with long term physical pain and not being able to walk properly anymore (accident/doctor negligence). I hope you are not put off creating πŸ™‚

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      2. I love your perspective of art! I still create pieces, even if i’m not happy with the finished result. Nothing will stop me from creating, like you said it is a good coping skill!

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      3. You go Girl! :)))

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  14. Hi crazysobergirl.So nice to meet you. Though I have not been through what you have in your young life you sound an amazing person. Thank you for wanting to follow my poetry adventures. I am very interested in all things paranormal and observing life. Writing is my passion that has kept me alive and sane over my life span! Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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    1. So nice to meet you as well!!! Thank you!! And you are so welcome! I love poetry and I am trying to get back into reading it more. There’s just something about it that draws me in. Can’t wait to read more of your work!!

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  15. lonnaseibert says:

    Thank you for following my blog. I love your honesty and your vulnerability. I wish you all the best.

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    1. You’re very welcome! And thank you so much!

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  16. I sobered up years ago. Been suffering from PTSD and severe anxiety since child hood. It does get better!

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    1. That’s awesome that you sobered up! And i’m glad to hear that it gets better πŸ™‚

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  17. Happy sobriety. I’m an abuse survivor and diagnosed with C-PTSD.

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you are still here and continue fighting!!

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      1. It’s hard work, but worth it!

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  18. Welcome to the club of survivors. Just keep writing and keep talking.

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  19. jennymarie4 says:

    Hi Lindsey, I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog! My daughter and I used to suffer anxiety and panic attacks, but are now panic free (so thankful!) I look forward to your posts! Take care, Jenny

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    1. Wow, that is awesome!! Do you have any tips you would like to share? I’d love to hear them if you don’t mind!! πŸ™‚

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      1. jennymarie4 says:

        What helped me was to realize I wasn’t alone, that there are millions of others who feel the way I do. I really thought I was the only one with these scary symptoms. My doctor said my serotonin levels weren’t balanced, so I needed an antidepressant. That helped me SO much. After that, I was usually able to control my panic if I felt it coming on. I love to practice deep breathing. Even if I’m in the car, if I feel anxious, I take deep inhales and slow exhales. It calms me down. Exercise is great, keeps the mind and body healthy. I love to walk. I could go on and on, but this will get too long! It’s a start though πŸ™‚ Hope some of it helps!

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      2. Thank you SO much for sharing!! I will have to try some of these tips, they seem very helpful!! πŸ™‚

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      3. jennymarie4 says:

        Thanks, and it’s my pleasure! Have a great week ahead 😊

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  20. I too, am a suicide survivor….glad to “meet” you and glad you made it out alive.

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    1. It’s a pleasure to meet you as well! And I’m also glad you’re still here πŸ™‚

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  21. Thanks for noticing my little blog! I almost always apologize in advance for certain, um, content on my blog, if you can call it that. I’m looking forward to reading more from you. I’m glad you’re still here to encourage others. Sometimes we need it, sometimes we give it, it’s a beautiful community here. I hope you’ll stick around.

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    1. Not a problem! And don’t ever apologize for your content, I wouldn’t follow it if I didn’t like reading it! And thank you so much!!

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  22. Hi, thanks for following my blog. I just read this one and indentify with you a lot. I had prolific drug addictions when I was younger and beat them but it was only 14 weeks and one day ago I quit my final drug, cannabis. I have suffered depression and anxiety but overcame them doing various holistic practices and by kickboxing, Now I am battling BPD which was the root cause for everything in the first place but the last thing I was to find out.
    I also tried suicide a few times as a young pre teen. I love that you survived and use art (and your writing) as an outlet.
    Will be reading more of your blogs

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    1. You’re very welcome! I love following blogs of people with similar mental illness as I so that I can see their struggles and triumphs! I’m so glad that you’re still here and that’s awesome that you quit cannabis along with your other drug addictions. Keep up the great work!!

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      1. Me too, it helps knowing we arenΒ΄t alone. I like to contribute through my writing and personal experience to help others and also to learn from them at the same time. Nice ot have connected with you

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      2. Same here! It is very nice to meet you πŸ™‚

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  23. Thanks for the follow. Good luck on your journey of self discovery.

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    1. You are so welcome! And thank you!!

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  24. Thanks for following – I’m 20, deal with BPD, anxiety, and depression, and look forward to reading more of your posts. It seems like we have quite a bit in common. πŸ™‚

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    1. You’re very welcome!! I love following people who have struggles similar to me!! πŸ™‚

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  25. Thanks for following alcohol solutions. Looks like you’ve got a lot of support in the blogging community. If I can help just ask.

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    1. You’re so welcome! And thank you! Same goes for you!!

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  26. dfolstad58 says:

    Looking forward to getting to know you.

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  27. askriverbed says:

    Hi! So glad to find you in this wonderful blogosphere of support. My son has come through a dark time, and I’m slowly learning that he’s a lot like ME! I’m finding healing and processing pain, and I look forward to sharing your journey πŸ˜€ thank you for your transparency – we’re in this together!

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    1. You are so very welcome!! And yes we are!!! πŸ™‚

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  28. Thanks for the follow. I’m glad to know that you’re on your way to recovery. Feel free to communicate with me if you need a friend to talk to.

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    1. You’re very welcome! And thank you so much!!

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  29. APlaceWeLike says:

    Hi there! I found you at MostlyBlogging and loving your blog!
    I’d love if you could check out mine too πŸ™‚
    https://aplacewelike.com/

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    1. Thank you!!! I would love to check out your blog! I will do that after work πŸ™‚

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  30. HI

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and following me πŸ™‚

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  31. I to am a survivor.. πŸ™‚ look forward to seeing more of your writing.
    I agree did art therapy once that was therapeutic!

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you’re still here πŸ™‚

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  32. Ann baker says:

    Hi Lindsey~ you are on my board on pinterest~ Ann BakerπŸ˜‰Reading about you is like reading about my older brother, he also has been diagnosed with all of the same disorders and is a suicide surviver as well as substance abuse recovering since Feburary. Congrats on your sobriety and for an awesome blog:) you go girl! And thanking God you are still with us❣️Ann

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    1. Thank you!!! And wow that is awesome that he’s still here fighting!! Congrats to him as well on his recovery!!! ❀

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