About the Fight

Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, I dealt with #bullying, undiagnosed #ADHD, and #depression.  When I was a kid, we did not take non-physical bullying as seriously, and most people did not really think children could suffer from mental illness.  There was a lot not to be thankful for in my childhood and adolescence.  There was, however, way more good than bad.  I was born in a first world country.  I was born male and white, which, while I wish they were not, are huge advantages in the Western world.  I was born into a family that loved me, cared about me, and never tried to hurt me.  I had few friends – but that means I had friends.  I could have had things much worse than I did, and I am grateful for what I have.

Despite the forces working against me, and thanks to the forces working for me, I have two university degrees.  I ran my own business for a few years, making enough, from doing something I loved, to get by.  Though it may not last much longer, I am married to the most amazing woman I could ever have met, and grateful for the time I’ve had with her.  Some of those are things I always knew I could have, and some of them are things I never thought would happen for me.

Sometimes I will post about how things are still hard.  Sometimes I will post about how I am doing okay.  In fact, I am doing better than okay.  I will keep doing better and better, because I am still fighting back, every day.  And winning.

I'm getting verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves. Here, I'll give you a topic...

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