My name isn’t Brandon but I am an big Incubus fan. 😉
Brandon Bored is a pseudonym that presents me with time and space to write honestly about what’s really on my mind. I don’t have to worry about other people’s opinions, here. I mean, anyone I know personally who also happens to read this blog is a person I trust explicitly. There are things I’ll write here that I couldn’t confidently post on Facebook, for example.
I’ve never officially been diagonosed with anything but I have generally suffered for many years with anxiety and low mood problems, very much relating to social situations and interactions. I have always suspected I have a form of autism or asperger’s syndrome but I’m as yet, untested. More recent awareness of myself suggests I may have a personality disorder…
I’ve had one-to-one counselling on two recent occasions in my life. Talking helps for a while but it comes to a point where I feel as if it can take me no further. I’m open to trying another form of therapy but I’d also like some direction (like a diagnosis) – this is where simply phoning the doctor for an appointment is a challenge for me and, even after that, I fear I’ll not be believable and nothing new result from it.
If you’ve had some kind of psychiatric assessment after visiting your GP with questions, I’d love to hear from you!
One of the most important things I’ve learned is to take responsibility for your own emotions instead of blaming others. It’s a tricky concept to grasp at first but the world ultimately needs educating. Other interests float around Buddhism and the importance of mindfulness.
Walking is my therapy.
Thank you for reading this page, which I’m sure will get updated progressively. 🙂