The way we fell in love, it was like a movie. Not like those where you spot someone from across the room and know they are the one you want to grow old with. No, this was a slow-growing overwhelming sense of desire, need, and lust for one another. Our bodies found their way forming into a beautiful masterpiece when we were together. Our minds spoke words you could never imagine. I was the dreamer and he the realist. Which, in itself, is funny to say considering the goals we had had for our lives when we first began talking.
So I am a fairly alternative person. I have been for years. I got my first nose ear piercing at 16, first tattoo at 18, and started dying my hair at 14. I always knew people judged those with body modifications but had never really experienced anything that bad prior to this story. Sure, I got the usual dirty looks and inappropriate comments that went anywhere from sexual innuendo to "You were so pretty before you did that." To which I responded, "I still am."
Welcoming home any new pet is exciting but can also be a little stressful. Are they going to love you? Will you love them? Will they cause problems with any resident pets? So many questions and so much love all coming out at the same time.
It might sound ridiculous to think about how animals can be the only ones who truly understand mental health disorders. But I'm beginning to think its true. I suffer from psychosis-related bipolar 2 disorder, along with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Anxiety seems to be the most common mental health problem today, so when it comes to dealing with help for that I have a few people in my life who can at the very least relate to my struggle. However, my bipolar disorder is completely foreign to most in my life. There are a couple people in my family who also suffer from bipolar disorder, but one is undiagnosed and the other two are bipolar 1 and are much much older then myself. So, really, no one has the same disorder as myself.
This story begins when I decided I wanted to add a special needs cat to my family of two cats, unborn child and myself.