My Blog’s Name
Let’s tackle the choice of name for my blog, I know it appears pessimistic, and to a large extent it’s born from a pessimistic place, but when I started to write stuff down to help me process and work through my demons (and I wrote a hell of a lot when I was doing this) I thought that if I ever turned my writings into a book I’d call it “Life of an Unwanted Youth” because I’ve always felt unwanted.
However, I’m no longer a “youth” so I adapted it to honour that darker period of my life. Thus, this blog and its name came from something dark with the intention to help raise awareness and make people feel less unwanted: because we can all live well with the right support.
I’d also like to make it clear that I’m dyslexic (My Life Before My Dyslexia Diagnosis and How Being Diagnosed With Dyslexia Changed My Life), thus it’s very likely that I’ll make many spelling and grammar mistakes, so if that’s something you can’t put up with, then this blog might not be for you. Please don’t waste either our time by trying to shame me by suggesting I’m an idiot or something to that effect because of these said mistakes, if you have tips on how to try and overcome the problems it causes me, that’s fine, I just want to maintain a supportive environment for this blog and for those coming visiting it.
So Why Am I Blogging?
I wanted to start this blog in order to share my experiences in the hopes that it might help other people. This is because my biggest drive in life is to try and help people, sometimes at the cost of myself, it seems.
Thus, this blog will be a mixture of a ‘slice of life’ approach to my problems and experiences with dyslexia, mental health, and physical health problems, combined with a more broad and informative view of the same and related topics.
In short, this blog is an invisible disability blog (mental and physical health), which will combine advice and information with my personal first hand experiences, in order to try and help inform and educate society as a whole. Let’s end the stigma.
I’ll also write posts based on the inspiration I’ll receive from articles I’ve read or even memes and documentaries I’ve seen. Also, if my readers make suggestions or comments that resonate with me, I may write about those too.
From time to time I’ll also talk about some of the interesting psychology theories and treatments I’ve come across, especially those related to my treatment experiences and the areas I’m particularly interested in: like the field of addiction.
Basically, if you decided to keep coming back to read my blog, you’ll soon get the gist of what this blog is all about.