Hi! I’m Jason, and if you know me well, welcome! If you don’t know me, well, um, welcome also! You are about to get a crash course into my world. I prefer you find out the details of me through my writing, but I feel I should give you a little overview because I am quite complicated (that was sarcasm, a tool I love).
The first thing I should tell you about me is that for my entire life, I have been mentally ill. I have what’s called depressive-type schizoaffective disorder, but let’s not resort to labels. I manage my illness well enough that I try to help others who may be suffering. I guess you could call me an advocate. If I offer any advice about mental health, it comes from experience, not because I have a fancy degree or anything.
Seven years ago, I weighed in at 340 pounds. Today I still tip the scales at 231 (105 kilos), which is not horrible for a six-foot man, but not healthy either for a 49-year-old. I don’t feel health-wise I am anywhere where I need to be, so as you will see in the blog, I will be doing a lot to get into better shape, including exercise and diet (not a diet, just diet).
I never really paid much attention to finances but have been more and more interested in my spending lately. As a family, I know we waste entirely too much money. That is going to change.
I Feel Like I Should Have a Disclaimer
I do some things that may seem “crazy” to others. I am not a doctor or lawyer. I am only writing about my experiences. Before you try ANYTHING I talk about, you should consult with a professional. What worked for me may not work for you and in fact may be dangerous.
Experimenting with your mental health may especially be risky, so consult a psychiatrist!
Bottom line: if you are unsure, talk to a professional!
I’m always looking for ways to improve myself, so you never know what I will try next. I suggest you keep reading and see what happens!