I stumbled on this quote on Pinterest last week. I’m not sure if this is actually something I can manifest but it’s something I can definitely consider. Well I guess I could manifest it too.
I use to be a pretty open book; I don’t add people to my FB unless I know them or know I can trust them. When I added my in laws my mom told me to either delete them or to stop talking about my mental health. She was afraid they’d think I was crazy. I told her not to worry and they don’t judge like that. Not to mention one of my husband’s sisters works in mental health.
What I didn’t know was that they were pretty selective lurkers. It seems like they’d catch a gist of my post but now the whole thing. So in January when his mom and sisters targeted me, his adopted sister in law and his adopted brother in law, his bio sister who works in mental health and his mom had a lot to say about my mental health. Saying I was full of shit and I was crazy and basically everything my mom warned me about.
Granted this is the second time in laws have done this to me.
Don’t you just hate when your mom is right?!
But there are so many of my friends that message me thanking me for being so honest and transparent about the things I struggle with because it helps them feel less alone. Because it helped them sort out their own feelings about a similar situation. And I end most of these posts on a positive note.
Ever since I was diagnosed with OCD, depression and mild anxiety I wanted to change the conversation. I hated how my ex husband thought I was “making it up”. I hated how hard it was to find info on OCD and anxiety back then (think the days before Google). I read every article I could find, every book. To try and understand why this was happening to me. If it was cureable. If it would ever go away.
How could your brain just break and how do you unbreak it?
I didn’t like how alone I felt, and I don’t want anyone else to feel alone. Anxiety is already a very unkind friend living in your head. Just be fuckin kind to other people. I’m pretty sensitive when someone attacks me because of my anxiety. And I’m most likely going to cut them off forever because they are literally not my type of my people and definitely not my audience.
Because of this I have scaled back on posting on FB at all. I don’t even know the last time I posted a picture of the kiddo. And tbh, that’s unfair to my mom.
So I could remind myself that writing about what hurts helps people.
And all I ever want to do is make people feel less alone. Less misunderstood. It’s just so hard to write when I’m constantly wondering if they’re lurking my stuff for more shit to talk about me. And yes, it shouldn’t matter. But it makes me so uncomfortable.
Last time this happened it was the final straw that made us consider a divorce, it got so bad I tried filing for a restraining order against my then mother in law and sister in law.
But this is something I struggle with every day and it fuckin sucks.
4 thoughts on “Monday Mindful Manifestation”
I love this quote! I was never one to write about my feelings, but I think journaling is a great way to help out my anxiety… Now to get my boyfriend to do the same! 🙂
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Journaling has definitely been my therapy years before I was comfortable going to actual therapy lmao!
I just wish people understood that not everyone is like THEM. And just because they’re not, does not make them lesser people or mothers.
A very honest post, I love it! Writing has definitely helped me many times in my life which lead me to do writing at university as well.
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I literally just read your bio before clicking here lol! That’s so cool you got a MA in Journalism! I’m currently working on my BA for Communications. I originally wanted Journalism but at the time my school didn’t offer it… Communications was as close as they had but I’m enjoying it and it covers a bit of Social Media which is fun too!
I miss when blogging was all talking about feels lol I feel like I need to do that more.