Saturday, October 14, 2017

Another Year of Shattering Stigmas at a Close

Technically this event doesn't end until tomorrow. But since I'm out of guest posts, and I've no emotional energy to write another, and I don't post on Sundays, I think it's a good day to close out my part in it. But please do still check out Shannon's, Taylor's, Inge's, and Vlora's blogs, and Taneika's booktube! They've had loads of posts (and videos) this week, and we've got the giveaway running until November 2nd. And since I think that's all for the administration needs, I'm going to end this on a more personal note.

It was scary to share my story, but putting a name to what I face daily has felt like a weight lifted from my shoulders. The response, the love and support, made it even easier to let go. I'm proud of myself, for taking the step. And I'm grateful I did, because the reassurance on therapy has made me feel a lot better about giving it a try. I haven't set anything up yet, but I want to before 2017 ends. Now it's just having the courage to talk to my mom about costs and finding a therapist who might fit me. And after this, I feel braver.

I'm also proud of all the people who shared posts on my blog, and on everyone else's. Y'all are warriors. I'm so glad to know a lot of you, and I just appreciate so much all of you taking the time and effort to share your own stories. It's because of this event last year that I was able to share mine, and I hope this continues to help others and foster mental health discussion. So thank you CJ, Beth, Charlotte, Kara, Jenniely, Brandy, and Taylor! You made this event that much brighter and better.

Lastly, a massive thank you to Shannon for inviting me back to co-host and for always knowing just what to say. I love you, friend. Thank you to the other hosts for making Year 3 even better than the previous ones. I didn't know Taneika and Vlora before this, and I'm grateful I do now. You guys are all wonderful people. And Taylor, you're an absolute gem. I don't know what will happen next year, but I know I would love to host with a group such as this one again. I can't wait to read the rest of your posts. <3


Don't forget to enter the giveaway if you haven't yet! There will be SIX winners, and it's going on until November. :) 

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