Hi, I am Akshitha Anantharajasingam. I am making this blog post about going missing. My old missing persons report is listed on this page: http://police214.rssing.com/chan-8529294/all_p637.html.
I was missing for 3 days according to the report. The day I left, I left a yam on the stove and went out. I didn’t get on well with my family and decided to leave, but called the police in case someone reported me missing, but was told I couldn’t prevent a report from them. I was met by officers a week after my initial call, inside the homeless shelter I went to.
I don’t remember why I left, but I was inside a lot. I didn’t have any personal problems, had no friends, no boyfriend, and no medical problems.
What caused me to walk out was stress, from what, I couldn’t identify, and paranoia of my mom or family member (but the only person I was in contact with).
I stayed in the Metro grocery store and called and waited for the shelter spot to open. But was outside walking around downtown through the night (several times repeated after that day... the walking I mean). I thought I had contracted a virus or my brain was shrinking at the age of 25 and my mental health was deteriorating.
It’s not so uncommon that a lot of people are reported missing. What happened after was weirder and I couldn’t tell what was happening to me. I wished I could sit outside on a bench or go to the forest and live off of natural vegetation and lake water. I had several theories after that someone, or even my mom, had tampered with my food (but I couldn't tell for what reason) which might have led to these feelings.
I am still not sure what happened to me that day. I’ve been homeless after that and slept on a park bench once, talking to a skunk sleeping underneath me watching the night turn to morning, waking up and sketching the street signs and neighbourhood.
I am now older, but feel my time is reversing now.
My diet is very careful now, peanuts and vegetables, just the stuff planted from the earth, or a simple carbohydrate to look normal.
I am happy I am safe but I still have breakdowns occassionally. I am beginning school soon and plan to finish my studies in science.
I think I want to blog as a pastime and might try to write about some experiences I have now.
Thanks for reading.