I gave into pressure. Maybe it’s something I do too much, maybe it’s something I should do more, I don’t know. What I do know is that writing was helping. It helped me tremendously but I know it helped other people. Friends who I hadn’t spoken to in years contacted me to tell me that my blog had given them strength. There are those that I had previously thought of as acquaintances who I now view as comrades; those who reached out to me to offer support or tell me that they understood what I was going through because they’d been in a similar place. How can this be bad?
I know this blog hasn’t been 100% productive, but those few people who viewed it as a negative space are choosing to turn a blind eye to what a rewarding tool this has been; both for reflection and forging connections. I can look back and see how much I have grown since writing words which stemmed from anger. I can share my journey with Borderlines past and present and we can feel less alone. I can give my loved ones some insight on where I’m at.
As always, I would love suggestions for what type of content you’d like to see more or less of. My current intentions for this blog are to continue discussing strategies which have assisted my mental health journey, especially as I am beginning to take part in a DBT program.
I’m not going anywhere, except for forwards.