I’m a 40 year old American woman. I have a professional career where I don’t get to be creative enough. I thought I’d know who I was by this point in my life, but I’m still very much a work in progress. I’m slowly becoming okay with that.

After years of dealing with Depression and Anxiety (family stories of me being “cute” as a little kid I realize now are examples of extreme anxiety) I’m starting to develop some healthy techniques for dealing with them.

When I heard Wil Wheaton being open about his struggles, it made it easier for me to not be alone, and I hope to do that for someone else. He wasn’t the first person to say this, but he’s the first one I’ve actually listened to: Depression Lies.

So, I’m sharing my life to create the possibility that I’ll help someone else. I mean, mostly to help myself, but at least there’s the possibility.