Welcome to The Mind’s Lie. This site was started on 29 June, 2017 as a way for me to work towards improving my own life while reaching out to others to let them know that they are not alone. If you’re wondering why feeling alone might matter to me, it’s because isolation is so very dangerous. There’s being alone by choice, and feeling alone because you don’t know anyone who understands you. It’s the latter I want to fight.
I’m a 40-year-old woman who’s fought depression and confusion for decades now. I struggle with depression and dysthymia on a day-to-day basis, and refuse to let the suicidal thoughts that accompany those troubles overtake me. But those are not the only stumbling blocks in my journey of self-acceptance.
After decades of believing that I was broken, I realized that I’m not. I identify as demi-romantic asexual, two words I’d never heard of before I was about 35. In the years since realizing what I am, I’ve embraced the idea and the way the knowledge has made my life a better one.
The Mind’s Lie is my place to share my story with you. It won’t always be a pretty journey, but it’s still going, and that’s the most important part. Welcome, traveller!