So I’ve been a little more active on here recently and it’s been incredibly helpful. Its really nice to be amongst a community that creates understanding. I’m especially hitting some realizations about who I include in my life and how much i value myself. Thank you to everyone who responds to my posts.
First of all, no longer surrounding myself with people who don’t believe in mental illness. I’m running into a lot of these people lately and they tend to dismiss my diagnosis (had a really great conversation about this within the comments under one of my posts so I’m repeating some of it here). They try to convince me to go off medication and that I need to meditate when my symptoms show up. Meditation is great. I also have a friend that tries to tell me that my mood disorder is really just characteristics of my zodiac sign. Again, the zodiac is fun to look at but not likely responsible for my diagnosis.
Second…I don’t support the obsession with “positive vibes only”. It’s not human to be continuously positive all the time. I feel like as a culture we are start to shame any negative emotions which is making us feel more isolated since it’s becoming harder to open up about how we really feel. Anyone else feel this way?
Third…in a rather individualistic, entrepreneurship society, I think it’s really easy to feel like you are not enough if you don’t have your own brand or aren’t leading something (however applauding anyone who owns a business). Yes dreams are important and I’m striving for mine. But sometimes I think we get down on ourselves if we aren’t the picture perfect image in our head or picture perfect for social media and for everyone to see. Do we always need to be seen constantly?
Whoever reading this should know they are enough wherever they’re at in space and that they CAN take up space even if they aren’t “where they want to be”.
I got rid of social media months ago. Sometimes I wonder what certain people are up to but I don’t really miss it. I’m not perfect and definitely don’t have it “figured out”…and a lot of days I do want to isolate… but today feels not too bad so just sharing some thoughts.
These are all just opinions…feel free to disagree