So I created this Instagram account essentially to serve as a gratitude list. I thought it would be cool to have a way to look back on all the good things that happened. Yet sometimes there are days when I feel hurt or misunderstood and I hesitate to post that stuff here bc of my intention for this account. But this morning I had a true epiphany and I realize that if more of us talk about the times that we're hurt, we won't feel so alone. Additionally, when we talk about these moments we give other people the opportunity to help by sharing in times where they may have felt hurt too. Heck, maybe by me sharing this I could potentially help someone else make sense of their hurt. Maybe friendships and relationships could be strengthened. Maybe it will lead to conversation (even if it's not with me) and maybe that could change my life, their life or someone else's. So I say all of this to say, today I'm hurting. I feel lonely and a bit lost. It's freeing to write this here as opposed to my personal account bc nobody here is too connected to my daily life. Don't get me wrong, I've made wonderful friends here, but everyone here are people I met here. Not a single friend or family member know of this account (as far as I know) and it feels less vulnerable that way. Anyway, to anyone who sees this, I know I'm not alone and we all have our down days. If I can ever be a listening ear for any reason at all, please don't hesitate to reach out. Lots of love to everyone today!
PS- Just writing this and getting it off my chest feels relieving 😊