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?