hello, my name is shannon.

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For a very long time I have been pulling the wool down over your eyes. Lying straight to your face about who I am, and about the way that I feel. But it takes so much energy to lie – and that is the energy I should be using to heal. So here is my blog: it is an open book of my life, my mental illness, and my journey to fight for my life.

Some of the posts might make you sad, and others might be hard to read as I peel back the layers, the defenses, and the psychological barriers that I built throughout my life to deal with pain, sadness, and trauma. Maybe that will make you uncomfortable, but I am a fighter, and I am going scream, claw, and bite my way through until I come out the other end, alive, and ready to live.

I invite you on this adventure with me: please join me, cry with me, laugh with me, but most importantly learn something from me. Learn what it is like to live life with a mental illness, because perhaps through my writing, you can help a loved one of your own.

I am always open to comments, or private messages if you would like to have a chat, and I always encourage sharing of the website or certain posts. It is important that those who suffer, know they are not alone.

Thank you for taking the time to be here. It means the world to me.