This was created by Kevin at Voices Of Glass. I would like to thank him (A big Thank you!) for creating this challenge that I look forward to participating in. I got so many responses from my Need Motivation post and would like to thank everyone for their suggestions. ♥
Here’s the intro from Kevin specifically:
The challenge is specific to those who suffer with mental illness or poor mental health and lasts 12 days in total. You can do these either consecutively or as and when the inspiration takes you…
Simply follow the daily instructions….
Day One – “She” (Or if you are male “He”) – Write a short story about someone who has just been diagnosed with your mental illness/condition and who is the age you were when you were diagnosed. What happened, what were they expecting, what are their feelings etc?
**After several diagnosis’ and many years of poor decision making, she finally throws her hands up and says “I give up”. But truly, this isn’t the case. To really give up means the ultimate “giving up” and ends with taking ones own life. She certainly wanted to live… she was simply begging for help. After some very life altering choices that landed her in the Psych’s chair, she had to re-evaluate “life” and why these patterns were showing up in the smallest form. She finally listened and expected things to start falling into place. She felt a sense of relief because she had a “name for it”. She isn’t one to pass the blame so it was difficult for her to adjust to the fact that a chemical imbalance was part of the poor choices she made. She had serious mixed feelings over everything…she didn’t want to be labeled so-to-speak, she was afraid, nervous, anxious, excited… all wrapped into one. Most of all, she was afraid of the stigma associated with mental disorders. Then she set out and created a blog to help others with mental disorders and to use it as a form of therapy…
That person is me.