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First and foremost, let me begin by saying my name is Lonnie. Well my real name is Iolanda, and no that isn't a typo that is an "I" at the beginning of my name. My parents named me after my Italian grandmother, who lives in Pazallo, along with the rest of his side of my family. I guess they figured that my name would be rather unique and interesting, but they never imagined how unique I myself would be.
Let's get to the point. I could talk about my childhood (well what I remember), my teenage years and my early and mid-twenties for days. They all influenced me in drastic ways of couse, and have led me to my current 28 year old mindset. Whether it is good, bad or in between, it is what it is and I deal with it everyday. I try to count my blessings in life, although I do tend to find myself complaining a lot. Honestly, I'm surprised, that I just decided to start blogging when in fact, I've been dealing with these issues for ten years now.
It all started when I was 18 years old, and moved into my college dorm. It was the moment I had waited forever for, and I couldn't hide my excitement. I was now on my own and a lot more independent, but at the same time I was only an hour and a half away from home. Well it wasn't long before all this excitement turned into anxiety and agitation. I had always been a people person so to say, yet I was finding myself longing to be alone. The situation had become so drastic at one point that I would turn the heat up in my dorm room so people just wouldn't want to be in there. I know, it sounds crazy. But then again, what is normal? Anyways,about a year later my college career at Rowan ended. I went back home and thats when the fun began. Notice my sarcasm.
To make a long story a bit short, I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, general anxiety and at different times was even diagnosed with social phobia and OCD. I'll write more tomorrow. Hopefully, I will meet some great people on this site and get some good feedback. Maybe even gain some knowledge too.