Listening to @yoga_girl 's latest podcast I related so much to her when she said Instagram has become like a public diary for her- a place to be raw, open, and truthful. This resonated with me because I too have learned over the years how healing exposure can be.
I get on here and share my darkest moments because that's me moving through it. Some people go to the gym, others pour a glass of wine- I write. I know I share my struggles more than my "good days" on here because in so many ways it's healing. It's healing for me to place myself in this vulnerable space because there's an overwhelming beauty in transparency and it looks and feels a lot like love. It feels human. I don't mind shamelessly putting it out there because I get something beautiful back every.single.time. And what I get back is understanding.
I also share the dark and dusty corners more because let's be real, this is a mental illness support account and if you want to see people's highlight reel then you can follow their personal Instagram. But here, this is a place of connectedness through achievements but also the really really hard stuff. Here, we sit through the shit together, too. It's real. It's heavy. It's life.
It's so fucking beautiful to watch this account breathe- to see the commonalities in our journeys and feel, maybe for the first time for some
of us, that we relate to someone. That's what I want for all of you- that if only for a moment you can think, "someone out there gets it." Thank you for being a part of this community. I am so grateful for each and every one of you. And thank you for being the "Me too" myself and others have needed.
Happy Day 26 of #mentalhealthawarenessmonth 💚 #metoo