This blogger is kinda awesome! It is one of the few blogs that I follow and read frequently. Diverse, quality content that comes Highly recommended. Prepare yourself for some honesty.
Unwanted Life is an invisible disability blog (mental and physical health), that combines personal perspective and experiences with advice, information, and support.
Tell readers about yourself
I’m a guy of mixed ethnicity who has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts and actions since I was at primary school. I’ve also been diagnosed with persistent depression, borderline personality disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, persistent postural-perceptual dizziness, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, irritable bowel syndrome, dyslexia, and reactive hypoglycemia.
Outside of my health problems, I love watching anime and listening to all kinds of music. All accept for house that is, man that genre is boring. The genre that comes top of my list is Metal, Rock On!
Tell readers about what you do
I’ve recently returned to university to try and finish the final year of my postgraduate degree, after a series of unfortunate and unforeseen events caused me to have to take a break from university. Other than that, I don’t do much besides blogging and a bit of art stuff when my motivation is high enough. Otherwise I just waste a lot of time doing nothing but watching TV.
Tell readers about your website/podcast/blog
I started my blog on the 7th January 2019, with the first post (The Difficulties Of Meeting My Partner) going live on the 14th January 2019. The blog started out as a mental health blog where I’d write about my experiences with mental health. However, the blog soon expanded to include dyslexia, health, and invisible disabilities. Thus, the blog became an invisible disability blog (mental and physical health) that combines my personal perspective and experiences with advice, information, support, and related content.
Pick one of your creations. Why this one?
If you’re referring to my favourite post, then ‘Which Winnie The Pooh Character Are You?’ was one I enjoyed creating. I hadn’t created a post like that one before, so it made for a nice change.
If you could have a conversation with your younger self, what would you say?
I’d tell my younger self to be less reckless with the drug taking and other risky behaviours that caused me nothing but trouble when it all caught up with me. I’d also tell my younger self the warning signs to the drug induced psychotic break I had so future me might avoid that happening in the first place. I’d also give my younger self some winning lottery numbers, because it’d be nice not to be poor for once in my life ha ha ha.
If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?
21, so I could drink legally in every country that sells alcohol.
What’s The Worst Haircut You Ever Had?
My current “hair cut” is my worse. I destroyed my hair and caused permanent traction alopecia when I had dreads. This caused me to have patches of hair where there was significantly less hair growth. These patches also form a pattern around where my dreads use to be, creating lines and squares of patches where I ruined my hair.
Off the top of your head, who would you give a shout out to on Twitter?
Would You Rather Have A Rewind Button Or A Pause Button On Your Life?
If I had a rewind button I could at least go back and undo the things I did that would later lead to my current health problems. However, such powers would come with quite the downside. You’d be burdened with having the ability to save lives, which would burn you out quickly if you then didn’t use it to save others (inner voice and morals) or tried to save everyone, which would be a mammoth all-consuming task.
Imagine the best version of yourself. Who is that?
A black guy with beautiful long dreads, free from health issues and dyslexia, and living the dream of working as a successful scientist, two biological kids, one or two adopted kids, and a goth wife with a successful career.
What’s Rocking Your World This Month?
What would you like to tell Dragons Codex readers?
Always make time to sing and dance to your favourite tunes, it’ll do wonders for helping you keep your stress levels low and maintaining your mental wellbeing.
Truth is difficult. Speaking out is difficult. Putting yourself online is difficult. It takes strong people to live loud despite the 1000 challenges that comes their way. So proud to give the Dragon Spotlight to a person who represents strength and courage and truth.