The Comeback is Always Stronger Than the Setback

Stories have always inspired me. I love them in their many forms. Books, comics, movies, audiobooks, etc. In high school, I adored English class. I can remember especially looking forward to reading Macbeth day after day. I fell in love with Lady Macbeth. Ever since I can remember I wanted to be able to tell stories. I wanted to make people laugh and cry and feel all the things I felt. But here’s the thing, sitting down and writing about yourself is scary stuff. I tried months ago and failed. I felt like nobody cared and that it was pointless.

After talking it over with Ben, we decided that blogging really used to help me. So, without further ado… lifeoffaif is back! If you’re easily offended or are made uncomfortable easily then this probably isn’t the place for you. I like to talk about anything from my crazy family to my crippling bipolar disorder. While I realize not everyone is interested in my life, I do have a point behind this writing. I hope to help people. I want people to see that it’s ok to talk about their mental illness. I look up to Jenny Lawson she freely writes about her life and struggles and it has helped me want to do the same.

Ben and I went to the beach this past weekend. Now, child Faith would be all, “Yay the beach!”. Adult Faith however usually dreads the beach. I hate sand. Almost as much as I hate glitter. But I love my husband and he loves the beach. So, what did I do? I sucked that crap up and got in that freezing disgusting ocean! It was scary and hard but once I got in Ben’s smile and joy erased all my apprehension. We had a great time playing in the ocean, we were crazy sore afterward because we are both extremely out of shape. Totally worth it. We also did the boardwalk which is always a struggle for me. I don’t do crowds. Crowds have this effect on me where my chest gets all tight and I get all panicky. Once again, Ben to the rescue. He suggested we play PokemonGo because the boardwalk has many Pokestops. We caught lots of new Pokemon. Then, we even got our picture drawn by this very sweet caricature artist. So once again scary horrible situation avoided by Ben’s genius.

If you’ve made it this far I would just like to thank you for taking the time to read my first post. You’re awesome!

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