In my last HubPages article, entitled Living and Working With a Chronic Mental Disability, I discuss my life as I cope with multiple mental disorders. Writing this article was therapeutic for me because I’ve allowed myself to be vulnerable. I openly talk about taboo subjects that I think many others need to hear.
For many who struggle with a psychological disability as I do, it is simply difficult to live. My disability largely affects several aspects of my life and it’s usually awkward to talk about my struggles to acquaintances and co-workers (even if they’re understanding and compassionate).
In addition, I can empathize with those who suffer from other ailments, such as those that are physical. No matter what one is going through, a person’s discomfort is always valid.
While my article is brief, I hope readers will leave with a better understanding of what it’s like to live and work as someone who is stable and high-functioning but who simultaneously has difficulty completing everyday tasks.
I’ve used the following quotes in my article.
- In “Fireworks at Dawn” and “My Fear of an Unlived Life,” respectively, James Nielsen of the band, Senses Fail, sings:
- “I’ve got so many places that I want to see and I’ve got so many faces that I want to be.”
- “One day I will be gone but all the things that I have done will remain… there is nothing sadder than an unlived life.”