Are you an artist or writer? What’s more, are you a neurodivergent artist or writer? Let’s be friends!
Or maybe you aren’t an artist at all, but you’re interested in this idea that you can live the life you want in spite of your diagnosis.
I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when I was 19 years old. I spent many, many years miserable because I believed that I had zero control over my life and future. In the last five years, I have learned that I can live the life I want and accomplish my dreams, and no psychiatrist or diagnosis can stop me. I consider myself a sort of psychological “spoonie” in that there’s a serious limit to what I can do in a day, especially with respect to social interaction. I also have osteoarthritis in my hips, so I have a lot of pain in my legs.
But I’ve learned to work within and around my limitations to achieve my dreams. And I believe that everyone, even those of us with severe psychiatric conditions, can live a fulfilling life.
Maybe “bliss” isn’t the right word, but perhaps you will find one or two things here that can help you move from where you are to where you want to be.
I’m a writer because I believe that telling my story frees you to tell yours, so by all means,
TELL ME YOUR STORY. I’m here.
You can do this by email or comments here, or however you like. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re looking for the Strange Artists Club Facebook page, you’ll find that here.
If you want to look around, you can start with the About link, as it will give you a brief summary of who I am and what you’ll find here, and then you can hop over and read some blog posts. And above all,
I’m really glad you’re here. Honest.