The problem with having an "invisible" handicap, is that few know that you have it. It's often considered to be less serious. The worst thing a person can do or say to me is "you're fine" and act as if it's nothing. There is nothing more offending.
The truth is, I have to live my life a certain way. For instance, routine is very important to me. I'm often sleep deprived, have trouble concentrating, have trouble eating normally, and basically: everything that a "normal" person can do is hard for me.
By normal, I mean the average person on the street. But we've all got our challenges, right?
Anyway, I'm not ashamed in any way. I do of course wish that I didn't have it, that would make my life a loooooot easier. But we do the best with what we've got!
But disorder or not, I am trying to live a normal life. I'm a student, I have friends, I attend social stuff, I sing in a choir, I take exams, and I even have a boyfriend!
I am proud of how far I've come. If someone would have told me I'd be doing all this a few years ago, I would not have believed it!
So I hope some of you find this inspiring, and maybe find the strength to prove your disorder wrong.
I also want to thank all of my understanding and supportive friends for being in my life! I am truly grateful.
I'm very stubborn, I never give up. <3