I am writing to recovery! Years ago I enjoyed writing, but I forgot, with the brain fog and the debilitation of enduring mental illness these past 7 years.
Am I surprised to be doing this again after all this time and previous attempts going down like a lead balloon? Yes and No. That's me all over, swinging on the scales of procrastination haha! But hey ho, I believe 7 is my lucky number!
You see, I started off by writing my story for a newsletter group I participate in, for people with mental health issues. My knee jerk reaction was that I didnt want to do it, me being such a private person and putting my vulnerabilities out there just seemed terrifying! But I decided to try. I showed it to one of my colleagues and they were impressed with it, as they could empathise with my words and experiences. It meant a lot to me, so I showed it around some more and it was published in our newsletter. I have felt so much gratitude for being able to get my words out again, on a personal level, that I am excited and eager to keep going!
I don't know what's next on the agenda, but I submitted my first draft of the article here and will probably be submitting more writings here in the future, all being well.
So, I am hoping someone is reading this and thinking, hey why not have a go? Get writing to recovery! Woohoo!
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