One of the biggest, and most important, takeaways I’ve gotten from my forays into therapy is that it’s crucial to express yourself through a type of medium. For a lot of people, that could be different things. Playing music, drawing, painting, and poetry are just some of the options. For me, it’s to journal. There’s just something so satisfying about taking the words in your head and putting them on paper (or on screen!). I can very easily sit in one spot and write for hours about different experiences I’ve had. It’s very therapeutic. And while my writing might not be up to the standards of some, I’m hoping it will improve with time!
The thing with writing in a journal is that it’s entirely private. This, however, is very public. Which on one hand is kind of terrifying, but on the other is exciting too! It’ll give me opportunities to (hopefully!) interact with like minded people. While at the same time, it serves as a platform for me to say, “Hey, you can have mental disorders and still be awesome!”
But there’s much more to me than that, and so there’ll be more to this project than that as well. Something to keep in mind, though, is that this is a huge push outside of my comfort zone. I’m one of those ‘don’t-speak-unless-spoken-to’ kind of people. So to openly share my opinions and experiences of things to such a potentially wide audience – holy cow! But to push yourself is to keep moving forward. So I’m going to jump in with both feet.