When I started the road to mental wellness a year ago this month, I had a grander plan. This grander plan was to put me out there and help as many people as I could by telling my story. And, I have, but not quite in the way, I was going for.
Although I had technically achieved what I had set out to do, I did so following the typical behaviour pattern that had landed me in front of my computer in the first place. Find the first blog post I have ever written, below.
What was this pattern, you ask? Well, it’s the templated behaviour that comes with being mentally ill. It is born out of the up and down symptoms that occur naturally as a result of,depression for example. Sometimes, I am unashamed to say, I have caved to its powers, heavy, energy-zapping powers.
This means that I can barely find the energy to look at my phone, sit in front of my computer and write. There is so much to blogging behind the scenes; it’s time-consuming and each step can be met with any number of technical disasters. All of this work is an impossible mountain to climb when one is in the mists of a depressive episode.
So, my grand plan to write all the time, guest blog and go on as many mental health-related podcasts as possible has kinda been dashed. Like when I was working, I am unable to be the constant force I had originally planned to be.
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I mean, when you’re dealing with PTSD and this depression illness, and can’t work, how can you expect to go full tilt on a regular basis with something like a mental-health blog? Basically, it was an unreal expectation on my part – and you know, I’m okay with that.
“Helping others by telling my story.”
The content I have produced has, by other people’s accounts, been impactful and that’s the intent of the road to mental wellness. Helping others by telling my story. I want to thank each and every one of you who have provided me with feedback; it’s very healing for me.
I also want to thank the regular readers for coming back. You’re all amazing. Last but not least, I’d like to thank those of you whom I have gotten to know over the last year of this adventure. Your friendship and support has been immeasurable, something that has helped pull me through some of my darkest days…. Thank you!
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