So you have a mental illness. Aaaaaaand you’re living with it. But how much influence does it have over your life? For me, I don’t try and distance myself from it. My career, interests and self have been formed based on my diagnoses. That seems to be working for me. But I can’t help but wonder should if it should really have such a heavy influence on me, or should I try and separate myself from it. Don’t get me wrong, I have other interests too, but I believe that one of my purposes on this earth is to be an advocate for mental health. It is just what I am drawn to. So I ask all you fellow bloggers, how much does your mental illness influence your life and do you think there should be boundaries? Would love to hear your thoughts!