Feelings of Freedom

It’s been a while since I have written here on TBW blog. I haven’t had much of anything to say and nothing educational to share leaving me silent. I can’t help but wonder if anyone noticed. I am not an attention seeker by any means, it is my curiosity that wonders aimlessly. I’m sure I am not the only one who wonders such things.

The content here continues to flow at a steady rate with some profound writers adding their insight. As I peruse around the net I can’t help but notice the influx of mental health focused blogs. That is wonderful news for the mental health community. People are stepping out and speaking up about their experiences with mental illness. We can only go up from here.

Being a part of this mental movement makes me feel included, something I’ve not ever felt. Many of you do not know this but I run two blogs, a personal one and another I am trying to monetize. I didn’t realize how welcoming the mental health community of WordPress was until I ventured out into this other arena. Let’s just say they aren’t as welcoming.

It sounds like I expect to be coddled but I don’t, I only now realize the impact the mental health community has had on me. I allow myself to be vulnerable because y’all seem to accept me for me. I allow myself to be honest and raw because y’all respond with kindness. Most importantly, I am me with this community because I have been embraced.

We are a different breed of human and I am slowly beginning to acknowledge there is no other place I need to be. In other places, I don’t feel free. Instead I feel restricted and monitored, weird and uncomfortable. I want to crawl out of my skin.

That’s the thing. I’ve finally been accepted for having bipolar, OCD, and anxiety. I’ve finally been accepted for being me. That is a great yet foreign feeling. On most days I try my hardest to not feel but being a part of this community has taught me that it is ok to have feelings and more so share those feelings.

That is what brings me here today. Feelings of gratitude for each of you. Regardless of your diagnosis, I hope you too feel free in this space.

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12 Replies to “Feelings of Freedom”

  1. Good to see you back. Indeed we are all enigma’s – each in our own frame of mind. You’re not alone in feeling welcome here, nor are you alone in your feelings. Our feelings have a story to tell, and that story is the heart of our true nature. It is the deepest part of our soul crying out to emerge, exist and be accepted – just as we are.

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  2. It is great to have you back Eve. I do miss your content. It is always amazing. I feel the same when it comes to this community. It is tough for me as well to have feelings, but I have learned so much over the last year. Thank you for being a part of The Bipolar Writer blog.

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    1. You, directly, have supported me from the early days and now onto my new adventure. Without friends like you I would be stuck.

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  3. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure I’ll learn plenty of new stuff right here!
    Good luck for the next!

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