Originally and still to this day, this blog is inspired by the book “Being a Girl” by Kim Cattrall. Gifted to me by my step-father as I was facing bullying issues as a child, this book became my bible into dealing with all aspects of growing up. Kim is one of my many role models and inspirations and this book to me just makes me feel a lot less alone. Which is actually the main purpose of this blog: to hopefully make others feel less alone in what life and anxiety makes them face. Realising you are not alone is one of the first steps into feeling a whole lot better.
Around three years ago now I needed freedom, an escape, a diary almost, to talk about the things I had been through and was going through that would make me feel secure and happy since starting university. Because talking about it, helps! And this blog became that freedom, writing under the pseudonym Whim. As this blog reveals posts that are entirely, words written on a whim.
I was diagnosed officially in October 2014 with anxiety and panic disorder, and so began discovering a new edge of life that I still to this day have to face. Its something that was building up over my teenage years, until I finally cracked when I first encountered what I would learn to be a panic attack and develop nocturnal panic disorder.
Researching all over the place in search of experiences, opinions of people suffering from anxiety and panic disorder, help mechanisms has helped me cope to an extent. The bulk of this blog is hopefully doing what those individuals have done for me; making me and others more knowledgeable in mental illness and the effects it has on thoughts as well as life itself. Feel free to message me your anxiety or panic disorder experiences too by the way! I would absolutely love to hear from you. -For those looking for the ‘understand me award’ the page should be back up and running in the coming weeks as the blog has had a revamp!-
Everyone has a story that deserves to be told, because those stories make us who we are. This is mine.