My name is Andrea and I’m just a normal girl trying to find her place in the world. I was diagnosed with bipolar depression at the end of 2018 and have been trying to manage my mental state ever since. I hope that by sharing my story, I can inspire others to find the light at the end of the tunnel and start their own life metamorphosis.
This website is to kind of a catchall for the many things I’m interested in. If you look up the phrase “a jack of all trades and a master of none,” that’s me. I am interested in everything all the time! I love to paint and draw, I have 17 plant babies and counting, I dabble in candle magick and am teaching myself tarot, but more so than anything, I’m mostly interested in self improvement and self care.
I do all kinds of things to keep myself mentally stable, well…as mentally stable as I can get. I’m still trying to figure out what “normal” looks like for me with my therapist. One of these days I’ll figure it out, but today is not that day.
One of my biggest depressive triggers is my constant need for attention. Social media feeds into that habit in the most negative of ways, so I’ve had to rewire my brain to be able to do things that make me happy. I love creating things, but I’ve had to teach myself how to make things for my own sake, not for the sake of “getting views” and “getting attention.” It’s hard work, let me tell ya. But I think I’m managing alright! That’s what I’m doing here. There’s probably absolutely no one reading this, but it’s cathartic and inspiring just to write things out sometimes.
For me, I like to use the internet like a massive time capsule. I get to see how far I’ve come and reflect on the times when I wasn’t my best in an objective way. I can be critical of myself and my decisions, but I can also relish in the happy memories I create every single day. Some might say I’m an over-sharer. They would likely be correct. But I can’t help myself!
I hate keeping things inside myself. I HAVE TO LET IT OUT! For reasons I may never be able to understand, I like to live my life in the loudest way possible. This is my legacy. To be un-apologetically myself, no matter what. And I hope one day to be able to inspire others to do the same.