I am starting a series for September that are talking about depression and my experience with it. Although I thankfully feel so much better now, I wrote all these posts while dealing with the depression and living in what I called a dark hole for a long time. I am finally strong enough to share my pain and struggle with you, and I 100% feel it is necessary to share this even with being out of it because I know I am not alone. It is important that we all know that people are dealing with things we do not see. Please share these posts as you read them because as I said you never know who needs to read them. xo
In case you missed the previous post you can read it here:
I have been fighting depression for a few months now. It’s completely new to me. I’ve never felt this fight before and I have been ashamed to admit it. I have never said to anyone. I am depressed. I have admitted that I’ve been a little off, a little hard on myself but no one has been told that I am fighting depression.
There is a lot of talk about mental health and how important it is to communicate but when you are fighting it. Saying those words out loud to someone is like admitting failure. Admitting that I can’t handle it all. That maybe I am not cut out for this path.
I created a company around fighting it without even knowing that was the behind the scenes reason. I created a clothing line to look at in the mirror each and every day to say. You got this. You have so much to be thankful for.
I really did not create this company with mental health as the focus by instead the thought that happiness and thankfulness were more needed in today’s world than ever before. But as I am writing this I know that this company, this clothing line, this mission and this message is all encompassing. It stands for me. It stands for you. It stands for the words we are too afraid to say out loud.
I don’t know if this post will actually make it onto the blog, and if it does I will surely keep this sentence. But if it does know that from the bottom of my heart you are not alone and do not be scared. If I can even just write this for you to possibly read then you can too admit. Even if it is only text. Tell me. I’m here with you. We all have each other and we need to battle together.
That saying you are only as strong as your secrets seems very true. Let’s not hide our secrets. Let’s admit that we are there and push past together.
If I posted this and you read it please share it because that means my secret is out and you are given the opportunity to release yours and encourage others to do the same.