So some people who have read my blog have pointed out that what I am sharing may be too personal or negative. I don’t share my blog to discourage my readers or to gain empathy from people.
It’s not to get attention and to be honest, I could care less about that. So if you are thinking that as you read my posts then you are missing the point. I want you to allow yourself to feel every high and every low. I want you to become more in tune with your emotions and the emotions of others. I want you to imagine every detail I described as if it was yourself or a loved one experiencing the pain. It can be your sister, brother, mom, dad, daughter, son, significant other, or close friends who are dealing with these issues. If it was someone you love dealing with clinical depression, suicide, anxiety or a mental disorder, What would you do?
What about if you yourself was dealing with it? What do you think you would need?
Would you want people to brush it off and not acknowledge that part of you? Or would you want the support from the people in your life?
I want you to view life from a different set of eyes. A perspective that you are not used to and might make you uncomfortable. The eyes of someone who is suffering mental because of a disorder or a traumatic experience.
Why do I want this?
Because looking from someone else’s perspective can help you learn and grow as a person. But it can also really help the people suffering from these issues. Because you are no longer expecting them to be different, but you are able to love them as they are. You are not only able to love their good side, but their bad and messy side also.
I share my story with the hope that it helps you not only develop a better understanding of what it’s like living with a mental illness but also help you have a greater appreciation for your personal journey. (we all have a different story to tell).
Lastly, I want my blog to demonstrate my strength and encourage my readers to persevere through every storm life may throw at you.
Whether it’s someone you know or you yourself who suffer from a mental illness, I believe that my blog has something to offer each and every person. No matter what type of audience I attract. You just have to be open.
So, hopefully, as you take this journey with me, you can see how my life has transformed by every battle I have overcome and be encouraged.
Let your fire burn bright