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Who am I? Tuesday August 5, 2014

I am more than my disorder.
I am more than 'suicidal'.
I am more than 'depressed'.
I am more than my self loathing.
I am more than my self harm!
I am more than my 'social anxiety'!
I am MORE than my 'depersonalization'!
I am more than what has happened to me!

My name is Kayti.

I like books and music and art, and I enjoy being around people like me. I like to cook. I like to smile. I like the mountains. I like trees. I like flowers. I like nature. I like dresses. I like combat boots. I like leather. I like owls. I am funny and creative and nice and caring. I like helping people. I like twizlers. I like wish bracelets. I like tattoos. I like being an individual.

This is who I am!
I am not what I 'have'.
I am ME!

This is something I often forget. I forget who I am and only remember what I am. Today, I will remember who I am and what I like and what makes me happy. I will remember that I am me and no matter how many labels I have, that will never change. It's about time I did.

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Anonymous Tue, Aug 5th 2014 @ 7:10am

Awrsome, have posted this in a facebook group for bpd.. we are all going to do one and post it x x
Thsnkyou x x

Anonymous Tue, Aug 5th 2014 @ 8:21am

I'm cheering you on Kayti...

Anonymous Tue, Aug 5th 2014 @ 9:38am

High 5 ! Loving that post.

Anonymous Tue, Aug 5th 2014 @ 10:37am

When I am depressed and in the throws of mental illness., I have a sign above my computer work station "I am more than my illness". Thanks for the reminder to look at it!

Theresa NZ Tue, Aug 5th 2014 @ 10:40am

LOVE this Kaytie!! Thank you.

Anonymous Tue, Aug 5th 2014 @ 12:44pm

I have seen the future. Her name is Kayti.
Peace and Love.

Julia Tue, Aug 5th 2014 @ 3:21pm

You sound a lovely you Kayti. I have formed a picture of you in my mind; do you have coloured hair, a few tattoos and perhaps a piercing here and there? Dresses and combat trousers are a nice combination. You just carry on being you and you will go far.

Anonymous Tue, Aug 5th 2014 @ 4:24pm

Kayti, you speak the truth. And it's easy to forget. So thanks for reminding us all......and by the way, you are gorgeously poetic! Be well. susan

lel Tue, Aug 5th 2014 @ 5:58pm

Kayti, I resonate with you. This is the essence of a person, not the labels and identities foisted by others. Peace and love!

Amy B Tue, Aug 5th 2014 @ 8:33pm

This is so inspiring! Thank you for writing it, Kayti, and thanks for publishing it moodscope! :-)

Kayti Khaos Purdy Thu, Aug 7th 2014 @ 9:14pm

Oh, Darling! You have me pinned! :) Minus the tattoo's though, I'm not quite there yet.

Julia Fri, Aug 8th 2014 @ 10:27am

You look gorgeous! You don't need tattoos to enhance your lovely self. XX

Anonymous Thu, Aug 28th 2014 @ 6:48pm

Great post and very inspiring:)

I may go through doubts of depression, not to mention the anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self harm stages and moments of despair but I am also a pretty good baker, lover of all things Hello Kitty and a often great aunt and godmother who has a tattered heart but still full of love and kindness. I think its too easy to get weighed down by our conditions but they are just that - merely labels.

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