So, yus - my name's Sharon, I'm 27 and I've been battling with depression since I was 14. Over the time I have been through various medications, a dozen counsellors, eating disorders, substance abuse and self-harm.
However, this year I am going to sort myself out and look after myself better! I did manage to be clean from self-harm for a year, and free from meds for 2 months, but I went back to both of them earlier this year *sigh* Still, at least I can operate like a decent member of the human race while drugged up to the eyeballs, so i suppose it's all good ;)
I work for a very stressful company, which doesn't help, and i'm out the house 13 hours a day, which doesn't leave much time for relaxing! Still, it gives me the extra push I need to try and get out at the weekends, and the longer daylight hours are really helping! I joined a gym last week and have been trying my best to eat healthily and doing as much exercise as I can.
Atm, I'm quite positive about things - I think i've come to a point in my life that I realise i'm never going to be "normal", but who wants to be normal? I'm me, nothing more, nothing less, and if I have to take pills to make me able to function, then so be it. It's like taking inhalers for my asthma - I don't have to like it, but there's not much else I can do about it!
So yeah, onwards and upwards I say!
Hope everyone else isn't feeling too down.