About Renai

I am Renai and like most people, I am terrible at writing these.

The basics

I am currently  28. I was born, raised and currently live in Perth. I am a lesbian. I have been with my partner for 10 years and we were finally married on the 8th of April 2018. I have a complicated family whom I adore. I am employed in community services, a qualified beauty therapist and have more partially completed degrees than most people.

The intermediate

I am a terribly fussy eater. I like to read, though I do not do it often enough. I like organisation, structure and routine. I bullet journal, cook, bake,  create and binge watch television. I drink far too much diet coke and am obsessed with glitter and high shoes. I believe in honesty, smiling, science, feminism, human rights, love and recovery. I probably care far to much about everything, then not at all.

The advanced

I am neuro-atypical, specifically bipolar I, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, perfectionism, complex post traumatic stress disorder and weird relationships with food that I refuse to label. This basically means that my brain works in unique ways. I have had some intensely messy years. I was misdiagnosed, tried multiple medications and even more therapies and mental health professionals. However, with a shite load of work and a bucket load of support I am now stable, off daily anti-psychotics and employed!

I am a curvy girl. I have recently (well, in the last two years) lost almost 50kgs and I have a little way to go. However health and happiness are significantly more important to me than a number on the scale. My weight loss began after I was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). Which is a chronic autoimmune disease with limited treatment options. Luckily, flare-ups can be managed by diet. Which sparked some changes. Which created some motivation and this whole health and fitness in the real world begun.

In conclusion

I am a person. I overthink. I am here to write shiz niz to get it out of my head.

Be safe and happy

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