This is my 600th post. A few years ago, I would have never believed that I was capable of opening up about my mental illnesses. A few years before that, I wouldn’t have even admitted that I had a mental illness. And a few years before that I wouldn’t have even known that I had a mental illness. But here we are.
I have found that today’s recovery never seems possible to yesterday’s deep depression. Today’s social person seems a stranger to yesterday’s socially anxious, socially awkward individual. Yet recovery is possible. It happened for me, and it can happen for you.
I say this because it is an important reminder. Mental illnesses are impossibly good at lying, and the are dangerously good at convincing you that your story isn’t worth telling. But it is. It matters. You matter. And when battling through the darkness that is mental illness, that can’t be said enough.
It can’t be said enough because, as I mentioned, mental illnesses are dangerously good at lying to us, at convincing us that the darkness is the truth. But the darkness is just a shadow, a lie that our mental illnesses like to tell us. And these last 600 posts demonstrate that.
So thank you for sticking with me, thank you for reading and sharing and keeping an open mind. Because this accomplishment is a much yours as it is mine. And I am so grateful to have you along for the ride.
Have a good weekend. And thank you, as always, for reading.