Where wild minds come to rest
I've always had an overactive imagination - to this extent - but didn't realise until recently that this was not the 'norm'.
All throughout my childhood my imagination was encouraged by everyone - my mother, the media, etc - which was great and I loved (and still do) my imagination; I can escape away into it. I never talked about my fake worlds though, not because I was ashamed of it, just felt a bit awkward and like there was no point if everyone did it.
A few years ago I moved from my mum's house to my dad's and have noticed just how introverted and reclusive I've become. I suppose my mum was used to it, but my dad can't quite understand it and takes it personally (not to delve into this).
Did anyone else think their MDD was something everyone did?