Here something I wrote for a couple of psychologists that asked for a specific BPD themed description/story.

I had little time to write it and was limited, so I hope it is better than I think. I’m not 100% ok with it and caught more than enough typos and aspects I wanted to change/add that I did not get to fix before submitting it. Was very rushed on top of college and lots of other work. =( I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

I at least followed what they asked for. Right?:p

Regardless, it was really helpful for me to write this. I summarized a bit of my experience with borderline personality disorder and included how my master impacted that. I hope it allows some to understand a bit more.
I want to truly thank tainteddreamer89 nothingpretentious porcelaindissonance and for reading it and helping me through this.

Perhaps I should add a possible trigger warning.

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Hi, my name is Monique, and my fear my whole life was not being able to reach my full potential. And I know that’s not a normal kind of fear in people’s opinions, most likely, but for a long time it was subconscious. It’s not the kind of thing you think about openly. It juyst kind of takes over your life.

Anyway, two years ago my mother was diagnosed with onset Alzheimer’s, and they gave her anywhere from two to 10 years to live — and suddenly, my fear became her not seeing my full potential, and me not reaching that in my lifetime, because maybe I could get the disease, too, at an early age. And maybe that’s not a good way to conquer a fear — by something crazy happening in your life or something tragic happening — but I did conquer my fear. And I started to take chances and I started to live fully, and I chased after an intense dream that I’d had since I was a child. It was across the continent. And now I’m a struggling musician, but I’m happier than I could ever been in my entire life — and I’ve mad her more proud than I could ever have imagined, even in her last few years here. Thanks. 

  1. Infinite Being is All That Is. Nothing exists outside of it
  2. We are Infinite Being
  3. Purpose in life
  4. Free will enables you to explore your true potential
  5. Reincarnation
  6. Life after ‘death’
  7. Life reflects what you project
  8. Abundance is natural
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One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won’t let you be anything less. They see the potential of you. They see endless possibilities. And through their eyes, you start to see yourself the same way. As someone who matters. As someone who can make a difference in this world.
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“Seven years, Dawn. Working with the Slayer. Seeing my friends get more and more powerful. A witch. A demon. Hell, I could fit Oz in my shaving kit, but, come a full moon, he had a wolfy mojo not to be messed with. Powerful. All of them. And I’m the guy who fixes the windows…

…They’ll never know how tough it is, Dawnie. To be the one who isn’t chosen. To live so near to the spotlight and never step in it. But I know. I see more than anybody realises because nobody’s watching me. I saw you last night. I see you working here today. You’re not special. You’re extraordinary.

We are all so acutely aware of our flaws; all the ways we disappoint ourselves and others; our failings.  When a relationship goes bad, often all the partners see in each other toward the end is the ugliness.  To have someone in your life who sees and affirms the good in you - who sees the good in you that you have forgotten, or are unaware of - this is nothing short of miraculous, and life-changing.  These kind of people facilitate our growth into our full potential and goodness.  May you be so fortunate as to have someone like this in your life, and may you be so gracious as the be this kind of person for others.  Be a mirror, and show someone all of their beauty.  Remind them.   -John Mark Green