Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not, well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. Yesterday was my 2 year blog anniversary and I can honestly say I didn’t think I would still be here 2 years on. I am not a big blogger and there have been times where I questioned why I am still doing this? As there are far better bloggers out there and to be honest my views have spiked and dipped and over and over again it has caused me to get wrapped up in the numbers. Why am I not being noticed? Why am I still unknown? What am I doing wrong? That is the risk when you are doing something like this, you could start off with the best intentions but you are playing the games of social media and if you are not careful you can get sucked in. There are many people in the blogging world that are fucking amazing and do so much for so little and there are others who create a clique within a clique and if you are not part of that clique then your fucked. My advice for anyone who gets into blogging is to remind yourself every now and then why you started it, whether it was to be a professional blogger, to share your journey, to help others, to have a space to create, to talk about general stuff or a mixture of reasons. Carve your own path, fuck what everyone else is doing, you do you
Thank you though, to those of you who pop on by to this blog and read it and leave the most wonderful comments for a girl who felt pretty lonely for a long time but now she knows her voice is finally being heard.
Today’s tip of the day is –
Surprise! I can laugh at myself.
There are many stupid myths about mental illness and there are some people who believe that just because a person has a mental illness also means they don’t have a good sense of humor. Wrong so fucking wrong, I would like to think I have a wicked dry sense of humor and I can laugh at myself plenty. I could have the dark cloud of depression floating above and the bitch of anxiety on my back and still laugh at the fact that I spent most of the day with my t-shirt inside out.
Stigma isn’t just attached just to the mental illness but to the person, I have had the pleasure to interact with people who have the same mental illness as me but that doesn’t been we are alike, mental illness is not a personality.
I can laugh at myself, I can take a joke but what I can’t take is people assuming things about me because I have a mental illness. Someone close to me once made a comment that just because I was in a great mood and happy that I must be on a manic cycle. Really!
Just how crying is ok to do if you are sad, laughter is ok to do if you are happy there doesn’t need to be a link to the mental illness for every feeling that you feel. So let’s end the stigma on laughter and humor as it’s for everyone. You know what they say, laughter is the best medicine.