Side Note

I wanted to say something real quick.

I am well aware that my entries tend to focus on a lot of negative things.

It may seem to someone unfamiliar to mental illness that I am only focusing on the negative.

Well, I can’t speak for anyone else, but depression is what I know best, and has been with me the longest.

Besides, finding the positive in any given situation has never been an easy thing for me.

I don’t think it comes easy for most of us who have mental health issues.

It takes practice.

Lots and lots of practice.

I am using this blog as, basically, a journal of my current issues, concerns, or whathaveyou.

I wanted to let those unfamiliar with mental illness see through my glasses, even if for just a few moments a week.

I’m writing to let others who suffer know that they’re not alone.

I want to make it through this fight, this internal war, and I can’t do that in isolation, as much as I would like to.

For the first time in my life, I will not pretend I am okay when I’m not.

So, if the bulk of what I’m saying comes off as depressing or negative, that’s because it is.

That’s the ebb and flow of my illnesses.

Thank you for reading, I appreciate you all.

– Keren

6 responses to “Side Note”

  1. Hey, thanks for following me. I’ll check out your site too. … I agree that we need other people to help deal with mental illness, and I think there is a good community in blog-world who helps each other through their shared experiences. If you want to write about the negatives, that’s probably good for you.

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    • Oh, absolutely. I totally dig what you’re writing about. Really, really good things. Thanks for following me too.
      There is a nice community, I agree. I’m just starting out, but I’m really loving it so far.
      Thanks for saying that. I hopefully have a decent balance with positive and negative.. but I’ll be the first to admit that I usually do have a more negative outlook, but change is possible and I’m starting to really believe that. I look forward to reading more from you!

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