Why a blog?

For a while I have been thinking about making a blog. The primary purpose of this blog will be to discuss the things I learn in therapy. Mental health is not talked about enough today. I feel like everyone could benefit from talking to a therapist and that we should make it less of a stigma and more of a normal everyday thing. The main reason I wanted to start a blog is because following a therapy session I have a lot going on in my head and I need to write it out. I do this to help me process and understand what has taken place. I feel like since I am already writing down the results of my sessions I might as well share my insights with other people who might be able to benefit from them. I also feel like this will give me a way to be more honest/transparent about what is going on in my life where currently I keep a lot of things to myself.

Being vulnerable like this is hard and so there are a few things that have been holding me back. I wonder things such as “What will the fallout be of me posting things I learn in therapy?” or “What will people think of me once they find out I am in therapy?”.

Another concern for me was how I would ensure my blog does not negatively affect my family relationships. Family is at the center of my world and so a lot of what I talk about in my sessions has to do with my family.  I do not want their privacy to be violated. I do not want my blog to be a topic of contention or strain on my relationships with the people I care about most.

After a while of debating whether or not to make a blog, a coworker shared his blog with me. Reading it was really inspiring and it helped me understand more about him and his story. He also talks about mental health in his blog and seeing his courage was the push I needed to do the same.

Anyway that is kinda the backstory for me making a blog. I hope this blog is useful for others in that they will gain value from the things I have learned.

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