I’ve taken a little break from Instagram because even though this community is amazing and necessary, it can also be overwhelming and frustrating and confusing a lot of the time. It can make us judge, question, assume, and compare in the same ways we ask the healthy people around us not to. So I took a step back to reset myself and remember why I do what I do on here.
Today I saw this article that I wrote over a year ago shared again by @themightysite, and I remembered how important it is to keep writing and sharing and reaching people in a way I never thought I could. A whole lot has changed since I wrote this. So much so that I almost don’t relate to my own words anymore. I’m a whole lot sicker and falling more toward the “not functional” side. But seeing how many people are still relating to my words tells me to keep sharing, despite that fact and all the negativity I’ve felt these past few weeks. •
A word of advice: next time you find yourself comparing and feeling bad when you see someone’s posts, step away from it. It’s okay to unfollow people or stop looking at their blog or stories or posts if they make you feel like you aren’t enough or you aren’t the same. You can choose the things you see and hear and you should choose the ones that make you feel good and whole and welcomed and yourself. Okay? Okay. •