Have you ever asked yourself that question? During moments when I’m frustrated with a wave of depression or a frantic zap of anxiety hits me, I wonder what my life would look like without mental illness.
I have lived with depression and anxiety for most of my life Especially as a child, I didn’t understand why I felt the ways that I did. I thought I was just weird, that nobody else felt such intense emotion like me.
If I could erase that part of myself, who would I be? Would I be a different person or relatively the same?
I have wondered where do I begin and my mental illness end? What parts are truly Megan and what are solely caused by anxiety and depression?
Maybe there is no beginning or end to it all. Maybe mental illness is just one part of what makes up each of us like our talents and passions.
What do you guys think? Do you think you would essentially be the same person without your mental illness(es)?