Thank you so much for writing this post. Your story helped me to realize that the people that I have become disconnected from due to my mental illness have only made stronger and that I shouldn’t be angry. I admire your strength and ambition. I am finishing up my first year of college, and I had a very similar experience. My first semester felt like a breeze, and my depression and anxiety seemed to fall to the background. As second semester started, I felt so overwhelmed by it, and I felt as if I had no control. Again, you post has shown me that I am not alone.
Thank you xo