I am a 23-year-old published writer, blogger, and artist. I am Schizoaffective Bipolar Type 1 and have co-occurring chronic pain diagnoses.
I’m an INFJ. I’ve got a few piercings two tattoos (and yes, one is an obligatory semicolon tat). Two cats, a bunny, and one loving fiance. We are residents of rural Maine.
I am nearly three years clean from self-harm and doing well on all my medications. It’s been two years since I was hospitalized for Schizoaffective Disorder. I’ve spent half my lifetime with mental illness. And have been told, like you, of the importance of durability and the delusion of what it means to be functioning member of society. As a disabled person, I can say that you shouldn’t waste your time (life) trying to conform to a world designed for people who aren’t. Doing so doesn’t make sense when not doing so is the only thing you can do.
From Maine with love,