Good day. My name is Catharine and this is my story.
I was born in 1989 and was adopted at 10 days old. A few months in to my life it was said that I am mentally retarded / special needs. They said ill never live a normal life and that ill be in a home at a age of 18. They also said I will be blind that I wont be able to talk and walk in fact many things were said about me and sadly my adopted family believed this, this by far was so hard for me, I was sent to 3 schools. At the age of 16 I left school and I wanted to get normal schooling. I truly believed I could but my family was against it. I had a very hard childhood and everything was against me living a normal life. My dreams were shut down and everyone around me told me that I could not reach them. At the age of 20 I ran from my family and decided to fight and live a normal life. Its been a very long road I have had to face many set back. I fought everyone who told me I could not live a normal life. I was never given the chance to. I came to cape town in 2012 and have been here since. A lot has happen but I have manger to find part time work and I am living in a guest house. A year ago or so I was back in the hospital as I also suffer from depression and it was said I have( bpd) known as borderline personality disorder I was so angry because I was faced with more labels! This was by the worse ! if you do research it shows that its bad and you cant be help and it really broke me, I began to search for help but there is very little help and the help that there is cost a lot its crazy! My story is very long and one day I hope I can write a book but right now I have some goals and would like to reach them. I want to be able to hold friendships and jobs. Having bpd is hard because when I talk about it people judge it and think the worse but really you just need to get the right help. I am seeking the right help so I can help others as well. I have always believed that my life story will inspire many people to never ever give up no matter what is being said about you.
I can walk talk and see! I love blogging, writing and drawing I also do a lot of walking and I love swimming! When I was growing up I did very well in sports and even went far by becoming a swimmer! Nothing is impossible !
My goals is to join a dbt program where ill be able to learn how to manger my bpd.
I would also like to have my own place where I can call home. I have been in and out of shelters and now I live in a guest house. One day I want to look at my life and see that I have overcome all the set backs I have had. Life is so hard but with the right help, and the right support it will get better. Why help me? Ill truly be grateful. I am an overcomer and sadly life hasn’t gone my way but I can do all things I just need to be given a chance to do so and so far I think im doing a great job!