My why

Over three years into this blog, I still get asked from time to time why I do it. Why do I make myself vulnerable in such a public forum? Do I write for me or for other people?

I do it because I’ve committed to doing something everyday that challenges me. I do it because if I don’t, who will? It helps me to see my own progress and process my own thoughts. And, I know that it helps others who don’t yet feel confident that they can address and overcome their mental health difficulties themselves.

For a long time, I felt very alone. I was told I wasn’t, but I never saw anyone else who I knew was going through what I was.

I want to be the person I needed then. And, I want to be the person I need now.


  1. A very good friend of mine, also in recovery from depression/anxiety/actress/singer/whatever, and now a coach, talks a lot about the value of exposure to vulnerability. She was a guest on a very good MH podcast and talked brilliantly about how it’s of value to her. Will see if I can dig it out for you.

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