Hi Everyone! My name is Liv. I have wanted to create blogs and vlogs for as long as I can remember. Now I am finally doing that. I make daily videos documenting my life and where I am at, which I started doing on my 36th Birthday in December.
I have a slightly different way of making my videos; I create them as if they are live and then upload them before watching them. I do this for many reasons, but the main one is that this way, I know I am being my true authentic self. Because of this process, I do not edit anything. My stories are real and raw, just like real life is.
I have been diagnosed with many physical and mental health conditions and illnesses throughout my life. Some of them which are judged rather poorly by society. Even more so than I knew for a long time. Some of these include:
Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar, CPTSD, ADHD – which I was only diagnosed with in December 2021, age 35, Suicide Ideation, Dissociative Disorder, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Overactive Bladder, all of which are incredibly severe and affect me every single day. These are just a few of the lifelong chronic conditions I live with. Scoliosis and Psoriasis are another two driving me insane.
I believe that most of us are doing the best we can with what we’ve got, but I also believe we all have the power to go within to learn what we can to be our most authentic selves. As a species, I believe we need to continue to grow and evolve.
I have spent over six years trying to figure myself out. This started while I was smoking ice around the clock for several years. I truly believed I would smoke ice for the rest of my life after being told at 26 that I was so severely unwell that I was no longer fit to work and never would be again, so I had to go on the disability pension. This completely broke me in a way I could never have imagined. This is what led to smoking ice. Thankfully I went through an experience that I am still yet to figure out how to explain clearly exactly, but what it did was show me that I needed to become the person I needed to help me so that I could help others. I realised the first step in this journey was quitting ice. I wanted to do this alone without help, so I could one day help others who may be struggling while on a waiting list to get into detox or rehab. I succeeded in this.
The 25th of July 2022 is six years off ice. I am now a uni student. I have nearly completed my double degree in Psychology and Philosophy and plan to continue studying future degrees. My ultimate dream is to be a Storyteller on stage, sharing to help others.
I discuss anything and everything. I do this to help others know they are not alone. I am prescibed cannabis and am a huge advocate for it and it’s healing properties. I am also very sex positive and love sharing stories about the best sex toys to get.
Besides my daily videos that I make, I will be filming and sharing all of my future therapy sessions, as I find it really helpful to watch them back and feel like there may be helpful information in these sessions that could help others.
I am happy with this new information, but not totally sure it will all fit since YouTube has a maximum number of characters which is frustrating but I’ll see how I go 🙂