Hi, My name is Bee. I suppose I just wanted to introduce myself here. I have been doing extensive research on this subject for a while now, and for the first time I understand why I do daydream so much. It always seemed odd that I still daydreamed excessively as an adult until I came across the term Maladaptive Daydreaming. The first time I ever admitted to anyone that I do this, they told me it wasn't normal and that I was weird for still doing it. I cut ties from that friend. Not because I was angry at her for calling me weird but because I was so embarrassed that I had admitted it to her. When I came across the medical term it was the first thing that made me feel normal. As I did research I came to understand the reasonings why I do this. Now, I am actively trying to balance my daydreaming and my reality. I feel like I have made progress some days and other days I feel like I have been defeated as anyone would experience when trying to balance anything. Either way I still feel good about knowing that I am not so different from other people.
The way I have been seeing it as of late is a good way to help in my art. I love to paint and draw, and recently I discovered that my art can be reflective of what I imagine while I am daydreaming. I realized I could put together storyboards and others see it as just pure creation and they appreciate it the same way I do. It makes me feel like the stories I tell to myself are worth something in this place and it always makes me feel better about everything that has led me to daydream. I think there are reasons for everything and while those reasons can't all be good, we need them. We just won't always know why until later on.
I am to join the community and I hope I make some good friends here.