Hello everyone! You can call me Virginia or Ginny! I am a college student who has been dealing with MD for a while. I'm not completely sure when I started to daydream, but I'm fairly sure it was sometime during my preteens. I know during my last few years of high school and past year of college it has gotten really bad. Looking back, it my MD may have originated as a way to distract from my mother's health problems, my parent's divorce, and my dad getting remarried. Corona made my MD even worse with having so much extra free time, and I was already in the habit of daydreaming when I had free time. In the past, I had heard about MD, but I wasn't sure if I had it.
Recently, I have been spending entire days daydreaming and ignoring the many school, social, and other life obligations I have. I have daydreamed so much that I really have no plans for the future because I spend all my time about my daydreams. I know I need to stop this before it negatively affects my adult life. I also just want to be able to live life fully and not rely on made up stories to be happy. I know (and hope) that my dd won't completely go away, but I want to have some sort of discipline, some sort of self control.
I am over the moon to have found a community of people who know exactly what I am going through. I have never bee able to discuss my dd with anyone (therapist, friend, parent, etc) because I felt like they wouldn't understand and think I'm weird. After reading people's experiences on here, I feel comfortable sharing my struggles. I am also to find ways to control my MD and allow for my dd to be a healthy part of my life.