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Hey, all. My friends call me Leo. I'm a 23 year old wannabe self-employed artist and graphic designer. I'm into biking and console video gaming, and I'm a pretty decent cook. Right now I keep the books for my godfather, who runs his own business, but I want to go back to school for my art.


I grew up with an abusive mother, but I haven't had any contact with her in years, and I'm getting to a point where I'm not walking wounded anymore. My relationship with my dad is a topic in and of itself. He wasn't around when I was a kid, and I didn't really get to know him until I was sixteen. We get along okay, and he is letting me stay with him, but things are weird between us. Both of us have our own issues, I guess.


Officially, my diagnoses are treatment resistant depression and social anxiety. I've been in treatment for about five years, and meds and therapy have helped my anxiety, but I can't seem to get ahead of the depression. I also have migraines, which can make it hard to keep my happy thoughts. For the last few months I've been feeling suicidal again in spite of myself, and getting out of the house has been an uphill fight. I'm lucky that my godfather understands about the MI and the headaches, and cuts me some slack where he can. He doesn't mind if I slink in the back door at noon wearing jeans, as long as I show up and do the work.


Anyway, I thought I'd christen my "new" used laptop by joining this site, and hopefully connecting with some other people who understand what I mean when I say my accomplishment of the day was getting out of bed and showering and getting some work done. Thanks for reading. See ya around.

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Welcome to Crazyboards, Leo.  I'm glad you came here and I hope you enjoy being a part of this group.


I always ask newcomers to read the User Agreement:  it avoids misunderstandings later on.


I struggle with depression, also, so I know what an uphill battle it can be. I'm glad your godfather is understanding and helps you out.



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Thanks for the welcomes. :) Olga, I signed up here partly because of the User Agreement. Gotta love it.



  my accomplishment of the day was getting out of bed and showering and getting some work done



Amen to that. 1/3  = not too bad, 2/3 = pretty damn good, 3/3 = FABULOUS DAY!



Ha! I'm saying!

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