Through My Eyes
About the Book
I would like to welcome you to the journey of my life. I will share the trials and tribulations that I’ve had to endure throughout my lifetime to become who I am and what I understand about mental illness and its effects today. I’m in no way defeated. If anything, I’m a more determined person with a deep understanding of life, physical illness, mental illness, depression, and so on. Each passage in this book is a recollection of my view of the events described (which is the whole point). It is, however, all true from my point of view, and the effects it has had on me along the way and how I have overcome them are real. My aim, hope, and reasoning for sharing my life story is to give other people a way of helping themselves through their own problems and troubles. I hope I will be able to show and give you, the reader, the ability to look at your own life as a whole and to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and then be able to deal with whatever is causing your troubles. I believe that we are shaped into who we are from the day we are born and affected by life experiences along the way. If we have the insight to look back at our life, we can then start to see a pattern and determine where we have gone wrong or why we are the way we are. I truly believe after you have read this book, you will have hope and be-lief that you can help yourself and that there is light at the end of the tunnel regardless of how bad your situation may be or how you feel at the time.
About the Author
Sarah Jane is a thirty-three-year-old, full-time single mum to three beautiful children. They have three dogs—a bullmastiff called Hanna, a shih tzu called Tina, and a British bulldog called Eve. She has an older sister and two younger stepbrothers and lives in Greater Manchester but originally comes from down south. She has had varied life experiences and has been fortunate enough to live abroad in two different countries growing up. Sarah has bipolar and emotionally unstable borderline per-sonality disorders, impulsive type, for which she is currently on medication and undergoing many forms of therapy. She has studied counseling as she would really like to help others. She also has fibromyalgia, four slipped disks in her neck, and one in her lower back, which is now trapping the sciatic nerve. She also suffers from spinal stenosis in the luber region and a pars defect. Though her day-to-day life is a constant challenge in one way or another, she remains a very positive person and always does her utmost to see any positive in anything that she does.