I had a heck of a time growing up.
I never got along with other kids, and the few “friends” I had were just neighborhood kids, that were probably told to be nice to me.
I remember many, many times throughout K-12 being bullied and having to fight.
I was just very different from a lot of other kids.
Looking back, I can see that my parents were just as confused about various things in their own lives.
And, that led me to respect them and their journeys that much more!
It took me most of my 47 years to get to this point, but now I can say… I’m sorry mom/dad and I love you!
I only have one parent to say that too, but I also know that the other parent (who died some years back) would have understood (and did)!
My main desire for myself will probably never come to be, and that’s to remember life at a time when I wasn’t on meds.
While I am a big proponent of meds, I also know that they don’t fix everything. And in fact, they cause troubles with our day to day experiences. Especially anti-psychotic medications.
So, whatever you’ve been through, whatever your plight, please realize there have been thousands (if not millions of people) who have experienced what you’ve gone through, and ended up okay!
I am one of them! Even if I’d like for things to be different.