hard times

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.

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35 thoughts on “hard times

  1. thirtynwordy says:

    I agree 100%. This really is such a wonderful, special community. I feel much more inspired and fulfilled when I’m here reading other peoples’ insight’s then I ever do on any social media platform. I’ve met so many interesting people from all over the world! Hope this continues to serve as a positive for you 🙂

    • Alexandra Hampton says:

      Yes! I was just thinking about that! Other social media outlets can feel so one sided and not as supportive and friendly. I’m sure this will continue to serve as a positive with all the great people I’ve connected with- you in particular! 💕😊

  2. Terri, Reclaiming Hope says:

    What a wonderful post! I feel the same about the blogging community. You get to meet people you probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet, see that others are dealing with “stuff ” too, and truly know you’re not alone.

  3. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I agree. We are looking for connection and we are finding out we are not alone. Blogging has connected me with many around the globe and I am grateful to meet these beautiful souls reaching out others. Thanks for sharing yours.

  4. klcgrant says:

    And I thank you for liking my content. Same with you I find this website great in relieving the stresses on my mind. I’ll be honest to state that with each post I made in heightened anxiety, fear, I shed a piece of what made me so depressed this year.

    I look forward to reading more about your story as well. It’s refreshing.

  5. Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author, Ghost & Co-Writer says:

    I totally AGREE 110%… In bloggingville we are never alone. And it is why I chose to have a recovery blog. It is to share my experiences with addiction, my mental health challenges, and RECOVERY.

    So others who suffer may now know “They Are Not ALONE” and there is NO SHAME in sharing your voice about it either. Great Post!

    Cat

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