My name is Marji. I have depression and anxiety. I have also been married for almost 15 years. Along with my husband, I have two beautiful children. I am a full time high school foreign language teacher. I admit to being a “craftaholic”, and I love reading and writing.
Living with Anxiety and Depression
For the majority of my adult life I have suffered with anxiety and depression and am constantly working everyday to keep this disease under control so that it doesn’t take over my life.
Through the years I have learned so much about myself. Although I still have bad days from time to time, my goal is to inform and connect with others. I hope to help people in any way possible who suffer from mental illness.
Should I put my story out there for the whole world to see?
Telling people about the worst parts of me makes me very vulnerable. It took a long time to decide if I should write this blog or not, and one day I found the following scripture that made the decision much easier for me.
“Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”
I believe, I have not suffered in vain. That my true purpose in life is to do whatever is possible to help people to the best of my abilities. I have learned a lot about anxiety and depression, and I am learning new things everyday about other mental illnesses as well. In fact, a few of my family members also have mental illnesses that I am researching and learning about.
My worst fear…
One of my biggest fears in life was passing this disease on to my children. I guess to a certain extent I have done this and my worse nightmare has come true. Therefore. I will do anything in my power to make sure they are healthy and safe. In addition, I feel it is my job
that they get the help they need to live their best lives.
It physically hurts me to see my loved ones in any kind of pain, especially mental pain. However, I would not wish this disease on my worst enemy either. So, this is why I write this blog. I hope you will find some kind of help from reading my posts. I hope and pray that as I continue to write this blog that I will continue to learn and grow and will be able to help others as well.
Furthermore, if you need help, find someone to talk to that you can trust. Know too. that I am always available to lend an ear and provide feedback or just offer my support and encouragement. Do not hesitate to ask me questions if you have no other person in your life to whom you can turn. I want to be of assistance in any possible way!