I spent hours yesterday pouring over blog after blog after blog and read hundreds of posts. I read so many wonderful pieces and got insights into some beautiful people. I also made some new friends!
One thing stuck out to me… A LOT of people are going through a hard time right now. I’m not going to say I was happy to see that, but I will say I was kind of relieved. I have been going through a very rough time, depressed to the max, and I felt almost “normal” because so so so many are dealing with an influx of the same right now. It sucks, but I know I’m not alone and I hope each and every one of them know they are not alone.
There are so many beneficial reasons about having this blog and being on this platform when you have depression. The writing itself, where you release your thoughts and emotions, is so therapeutic. Being able to see so many posts from like-minded people. Some share new ways of dealing with their struggles that you can add to your routine. Then, you make some friends and discussions start!
When you really think about it, it’s just a cycle of “YOU ARE NOT ALONE“. You put out a bit of yourself, become a little vulnerable. You’re now in the circle. You get a comment from someone, encouragement and/or support. You reply to them. You see and can find so many posts where people are feeling the exact way you are. You read those and you realize just how many people are in the same boat as you. There’s proof that you’re not alone!
To close, I really want to say thank you. Thank you to all you wonderful people who share yourselves with everyone. Thank you for making this a place where people feel comfortable sharing themselves. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I hope you all see or will see how really not alone you all are.