SO, I am working on my website when I come to a recent article about how skin picking is now defined as its own disorder. This has been a long time coming my friends, really.
However, the elephant on the page is the “9 Things We Shouldn’t Pick or Pop”. Really? So lets write an article on how this is a mental disorder and aggravate things further by shoving in down your throat that you shouldn’t be doing it. It’s like saying, here – you have an issue and we know that but you need to stop and here is why. As if us skin pickers don’t already know we are damaging our skin and have high risks for infection.
However, I do like that they noted the genetic “vulnerability” of the disorder and wish they would dive into the link of it being learned as well. Most people I know that pick have seen others pick to deal with stress or have been picked at by others. Overall, I guess I am just glad that awareness is rising.
So, since I am starting fresh I might as well “begin at the beginning” as they say. I started this (new) blog mainly because I always have a lot on my mind. Why would you care? Well, I’ve been through more than most and am still somewhat normal. This may interest you since many people who have been through the ringer in life will use it as an excuse to be… (enter issue here). Or they use it as an excuse to be nothing at all. Although I believe your past experiences give you good reason for many things, I don’t believe they are an excuse for anything!
Theinnerskinpicker is something I thought of that applies to my compulsion of skin picking. I am in recovery but that issue is still a struggle every day. Much like an alcoholic, I take it day by day and do my best.
Unlike my previous blog I will be pretty much talking about anything and everything and won’t keep it isolated to my compulsion, as it does not define who I am. I hope I can provide a smile for you and maybe some perspective. Enjoy!