I stopped sharing.
I stopped posting and caring.
I even let this site which I care so much about expire.
It wasn’t until some lovely women reached out. One wanted to know the site link to share it with a friend and two others recently commented that my sharing struggles and successes was inspiring and even helped make themselves feel more open.
So I’ve renewed this. And I’m using my voice and sharing again. Not because I feel pressure to do so but rather it has helped me tremendously on my journey.
My candidness and vulnerability makes others feel uncomfortable. Sharing the experiences I’ve been through, the actions I’ve taken goes against the moral fabric of some. But it’s helped others too. It’s normalized mental health struggles, created some understanding of Bipolar Disorder, humanized it and given compassion.
It’s helped me. A lot. And I miss it.