My name is Megan. I have lived in Georgia all my life. I am a child of divorce, but that story isn’t a negative one. I have a younger sister, Melanie. She currently lives in Florida. My mother is German and my father is American. Both of my parents have remarried other people.
I’ve always been quite introverted and I’m okay with that. I don’t enjoy large crowds or areas where an exit is not easily found. I enjoy an early bedtime and I’m an early riser as well.
I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder about a decade ago. I was diagnosed with Panic Disorder about 5 months ago, but I knew I had it before then. I started therapy after returning home from my service year with Americorps NCCC. If you’re interested in how my service year went, you can read about it on this blog.
Anxiety and depression run in my family, so I’m not surprised at how things unfolded for me. Honestly, though, it hasn’t kept me from doing much. I live away from my parents, I have always been able to hold a job, I have driven long distances, I’ve gone on camping trips with friends, I studied abroad in Germany for 6 months, and of course, I did 11 months with Americorps NCCC. So, you see, it’s very possible to live a full life even with PD and GAD.
As you have seen from the name of my blog, I am in fact a lesbian. Personally, I like the label “queer” and use it quite freely. Anyway, I came out to my family when I was in middle/high school. My mother and I had a discussion about it in middle school, but I didn’t tell my dad about it until high school. All in all, things were fine. I didn’t get kicked out. I wasn’t shunned by my extended family. I’m thankful because I know many others experienced things I can only imagine.
So, what am I doing with my life right now? I live in Atlanta with 2 roommates (and one of their dogs). I am finishing up my bachelor’s degree in Managerial Science. I have 3 semesters left. I work full time at a small book distribution company in Decatur.
I started this blog after running another blog for 2 years. I won’t stop writing for the other blog because most of my family follows my adventure there, but I also wanted to have a place where I felt safe to be more vulnerable. I wanted to create a place to connect with other people who go through similar issues. So this is that.
Thank you for visiting!