My name is Meg. 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. My mother is German and my father is American. Since their divorce, both of my parents have gotten remarried to 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 in early 2019, but I knew I had it well 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 have unfolded for me. Honestly, though, it hasn’t kept me from doing much. I live independently, I have always been able to hold a job, I have driven long distances, I’ve gone on camping trips and other out-of-town adventures with friends, I studied abroad in Germany for 6 months, and, of course, I did 11 months with AmeriCorps NCCC. So, you see, it is very possible to live a full and eventful life, even with PD and GAD.
As you have seen from the name of my blog, I am, in fact, a lesbian. 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. Looking at the big picture, 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. I’m not saying it was always easy, but it could have been much worse.
So, what am I doing with my life right now? I live in Atlanta, GA with my fiancé. I graduated in May of 2021 with a BBA from Georgia State University. I work full time at a small book curation company, and, in my free time, I like to bake, play with dogs, and write.
I started this blog after running another blog for 2 years. I recently stopped writing on that platform; that blog was initially for my family to virtually follow my adventures, but I’ve since slowed down.
I also wanted to have a place where I felt safe to be more vulnerable. Much of my family [that reads my other blog] is uncomfortable with my LGBTQ status and I wanted to create a place to connect with other people who go through similar issues concerning that, and, of course, anxiety. So this is that.
Thank you for visiting!