All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…

An Open Letter

“Do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are,”

Dear All,

My name is Addy. I am homeless and I suffer from a mental illness.

For as long as I can remember I have never been accepted for who I am – always for who people *want* me to be. Through this time my opinions, thoughts and desires have never been paramount in the minds of others.

I have been watching on the sidelines of life for a long time and am disgusted at the way society and the media treat and portray various people in this world. People who suffer from a mental illness, physical disability, homelessness, poverty or any of the other traits which draw such derision deserve to be treated for who they are: human beings.

With this blog I vow (in time honoured fashion) to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

This blog is everything about me; the good, the bad, the embarrasing, the downright lock yourself in a cupboard humiliating and the truely painful. It will be everything that I’ve done, everything that I am, everything that I feel, everything that I think, everything that I love and everything that I hate.

It is me.

Complicated, insane, passionate, unfocussed, confused, loving, manic, depressed, gleeful, suicidal and all that lingers in between.

I hereby pledge to share my soul with the world in the hope that it will touch someone elses and make them realise that everyone on this earth is human.

No-one deserves to be treated as anything less.

This is all that I am, all that I ever was and all that I will ever be.