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Hi, I am hydrangea

hydrangeahydrangea EnglandPosts: 27 Cool Newbie
Hello everyone  :3

I will be 19 years old next week on the 15th. A few days after that, I will be moving away from home for the first time to begin my first year as a university student.

I have struggled with anxiety and depression for many years. As well as this, I am waiting to be tested for autism spectrum disorder and I am starting to think that I may also have BDD (Body dysmorphic disorder). I silently struggle a lot of the time and I have a lot of emotions about things - but I'm not sure if I'm ready to talk about that quite yet.

Other than that, my interests include Japan (that's the course I'll be on at university - Japanese Studies!), nature, animals, cooking, music, art, animation, Pokemon, and the game Animal Crossing.

Nice to meet you all, I hope I can become a good member of this community :)
I reserve my right to feel uncomfortable, reserve my right to be afraid
I make mistakes and I am humbled every step of the way
I want to be a better person, I wanna know the master plan
Cast your stones, cast your judgement, you don't make me who I am.


  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,372 The Mix Elder
    We have the same birthday! I will be 21 though 

    welcome! Hope find suppport here <3
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
  • LibbyLibby Posts: 40 Cool Newbie
    Hi Hydrangea, 
    Welcome to the mix and it's great to have you here ❤  Im also slightly autistic so there are a few things which I get which could also be similar to whatever symptoms you're having. I also understand how hard it is to silently struggle and I hope that we can increase your confidence to open up xxx
  • Kathleen07Kathleen07 Posts: 1,909 Postholic
    Hey, welcome! :)
  • Jade09Jade09 EnglandPosts: 361 Moderator
    Hey Hydrangea!

    Welcome to the community, I hope that you find it helpful here.  :)

    Jade x
  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 591 Extreme Poster

    We share a lot of interests (especially Pokemon!) - looking forward to seeing you around the forum :)

    Much love <3
  • MikeMike Hummus-Fuelled Whovian LondonPosts: 1,991 Staff Moderator
    Welcome to the community @hydrangea! Nice intro. :)
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
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