I first want to introduce myself a bit, and then explain why I have started this blog and what it’s about. I am Everleigh Carter, a twenty year old college student, and I grew up in a relatively normal Christian home. I was classically home-schooled all the way through high school, and now I study writing in college. I discovered my love for writing in college when I started a piece about my mental struggles. I began writing as a way to cope and navigate through my thoughts. For the majority of my life, I have struggled with severe anxiety, and for about a third of it so far, I have struggled with severe depression. Since my official diagnosis last April, I have been writing quite frequently about my mental health experiences and how they affect my everyday life. Over the past couple of months, I thought about creating a blog to share my thoughts and experiences, and I’ve finally started one. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep up with it and post regularly. I hope for this blog to be a place where what I share about my experiences will encourage and let others with similar struggles know that they are not alone in this fight. I thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you find encouragement to keep going.