I’ve wanted to write this post for a very long time, but I’ve never been sure how to do it. I have finally decided to keep it short and sweet. I hope you agree…
Living with an invisible illness, especially of the mental kind, encourages you to focus on everything that you are not, but I urge you to banish those thoughts from your mind and realise that which you are.
You are not your illness. Illness does not define you. Yes it is a part of you, there is no denying that, but there is so much more – there is no denying that either!
The long and winding path that we are walking down is not the same path from which we came. You can’t get better by doing everything that made you ill in reverse. Rather, it is a continuation of that same path, perhaps with a slight diversion. Your destination is not a place you’ve been before, instead it is somewhere new.
This is not a recovery back to your old life and it’s habits; it is a discovery of how to live it with what you now know.