wordpress Daily word prompt: Measure

when i look around at other adults who are in their 30’s, i dont think i measure up to them. i feel inadequate. most women in their 30’s have a career, or are married, have kids, i dont have any of those things. my mental illness seems to be all consuming. it is the thing i struggle most with. some people ask me, do you struggle being blind? the answer is no. being blind doesnt bother me nearly as much as being mentally ill. there is much more stigma associated with mental illness, and with the particular mental illness i have, did. my did makes me unique, but it also makes me very different to others my age. i watch kids tv shows, because i have child parts. i play with toys, because even though I am almost 37, there are parts of me who are not. we are very childlike in a lot of areas. of course we are though, we have child parts. todays word prompt just made me think about how i measure up to others who are of a similar age to me.

How do you feel you measure up to others your age?

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Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

10 thoughts on “wordpress Daily word prompt: Measure”

  1. I feel like I have no life sometimes when , people chat about there families during work. And I basically have none. But I realise I am doing alright for me and there is no point in comparing my life to others. All I can do is make the most of where I am at.


  2. I feel I don’t measure up either. Most people who are transgender have already made their transition and I haven’t done much other than to stop my periods using female hormones. I feel stuck only because my mother would freak out if I told her. It’s very frustrating.


  3. Hi!

    can you say where or how you got signed up for this daily prompt thingie from word press?? I think it’s a great idea, and would def help me in my own blogging deal..

    Cheers! Caitlyn(caitlyn.furness@gmail.com )

    It’s ok to contact me through email.. Happy Saturday


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  4. Having alters of younger ages allows me to be empathetic and understanding of children and teenagers. It can be a gift especially when I tutor children in reading. That said, being on disability and working very little does make me feel as if I am less useful than other people on bad days. Comparisons are made by me and others. I feel that I do not measure up. I have a great deal of co-consciousness and talking with my alters helps some days. I try to remember the progress we have made (no longer being triggered by the anniversary date of severe abuse around Halloween and the Autumn) and try to have hope that more healing will take place and then I may be able to work more.

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