I tried to make it short.
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT
Well, wow. It was quite a day.
Alright so, yesterday I published a piece where I talked about how sometimes I feel guilty for feeling low and how it’s been pretty hard for me lately to perceive my low periods. I tried to make it as much raw and real as possible.
To be honest, it’s hard sharing such things. Sharing a day in your life, especially one like this. At first I almost felt silly sharing such sad shit because A. Who cares? and B. It could trigger a few readers who’ve been or are still dealing with mental illness. Probably worse than mine. I almost decided to delete it but then I saw an e-mail sent to me by another blogger.
She shared her story with me. About her struggles with depression and anxiety. It was quite personal so I won’t/can’t share too much. We exchanged a few more emails after that. It was my first time connecting and relating to another blogger/reader/person on such a deep level. I am glad I didn’t delete my post and that xyz person shared her story with me. It humbled me more as a person.
Also it just made me realize that we need to create a space where people can talk freely and more openly about their struggles so that we are able to take the taboo out of such serious issues. I’m no expert but I have realized this much that sharing can be really healing. For ourselves and others.
To whoever needs this
if you need someone to talk to or someone who would just listen to you, feel free to send an email [I promise it would stay between us] or share your story under this post.
You are not alone