How I Am Turning My Anchors Into Advantages

I struggle in life.

Its sucks when you feel like you suck.

How I make my depression work for me, is that I lean into it.

I stop focusing on other people and keep my focus internal, because I have noticed when I am not doing well, I tend to become extremely critical of those around me.

There are days where stagnation wins though.

The journey is hard.

I question why happiness is not easy for me.

Mental health is not a character flaw.

Do my anchors weigh me down? Yes. Do they slow me down? Yes, but they are no longer stopping me from progress completely, so I am in a much better position today than I was previously.

The moment I stopped ignoring the pleas of pain and started accepting that my mental health was not at its most optimal, was when things started getting better and worse.

The journey is not pretty, but I am here for all of it, so far have gotten through all of the worst times and continue to be grateful for all the good times.

I write about issues that are near and dear to my heart, with the hope that my stories, experiences, and struggles may empower others:

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