Why is the web address for my blog www.duofounded.com?
One of the things I’ve struggled with since I was very young, like single digit young is how cruel people could be. So “DUO” stands for ‘Do Unto Others’ and it is on my goal list to one day start a charity under the name The Duo Foundation. What a simple and basic concept, Do Unto Others. It’s not a religious concept. It’s a commonsense concept. Treat people like you want them to treat you. But until I can figure out the logistics of starting that charity, I’m going to start here!
This is my place to talk about how, out of darkness, I found hope. Finding hope out of things like abuse, worthlessness, emotional and physical pain, and any number of other things that can happen in life. I suffer from clinical depression. No, I don’t know exactly why. It could be hereditary. It could be from abuse as a child, or it could just be…. because. I can tell you this though, I don’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t experience it, even occasionally. Before I knew there was an actual reason for what felt like deep emotional pain, I thought I was the reason!
That was why I tried to commit suicide.
Yup, there it is. Me baring my deepest, darkest secret to you. So why would I risk embarrassing myself like this? Because the world isn’t hopeless, I’m not hopeless and neither are any of you! You may be reading this thinking, I don’t know how anyone can be that depressed, or you might be reading this and think, I needed to hear that!
So, follow my blog and I will share the ups, downs and all the in-betweens, so you know life just happens and it really is nothing personal.