Hello readers 🙂
My name is Isobelle and I am 38 years old. I am currently self-employed and trying to get the work/life balance to enable me to spend as much time as possible with my children.
I live with my 3 amazing children age 14, 13 and 1. I am in no doubt they will feature heavily in this blog as we navigate the world living as a person with an invisible illness, and at times how it feels for them to live with someone with an invisible illness.
I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type 2 and Generalised Anxiety Disorder many years ago and have been living with them ever since. I try not to medicate as the drugs are so hardcore they knock you into a somnolent state that has left me unable to function properly as a parent.
I have struggled with relationships my entire life. These include family, romantic and friendships. Being unable to form lasting relationships is a theme throughout my entire life and probably my biggest challenge and hurdle in life. I will no doubt share my trials and tribulations of dating as an over thinker to add a bit of hilarity to the content!
I want to help to break the stigma so that other people suffering don’t have to live with the feeling of shame that I did for many years. I want to show that there is a life with a long term invisible illness. I spent many years thinking I was difficult and a problem; being continually rejected. I want anyone suffering in this way to know you are not alone and you can live a fulfilled life.
I refuse to be silenced anymore, I have found my voice and I am determined to use it! I am doing this for my children. They are truly my biggest achievement in life and the reason why I am here 🙂