Yesterday I posted something very personal, a little too personal according to some. I do my best to be kind and responsible, thoughtful and respectful. I am a passionate person so I have to keep myself in check and make sure I am making rational decisions and not emotional ones. My decision to be transparent yesterday was actually very well thought out. You see, I am very confident in who I am. I am confident that I am not perfect and have lots of flaws. And that is just the way it is. I am too tired to try and pretend to be something I am not, to act one way with certain people and then another way with others. With me, what you see is what you get, good or bad. And I’m not going to lie to you, sometimes, it’s bad. But I own it. When I make mistakes, I apologize for them and do what I can to fix them. I think if people understand where you are coming from and they don’t have to guess what your intentions are, then they respect you. That doesn’t mean they like you or agree with you, but they respect you. So I hope that whether you like me or not for publishing my post yesterday, whether you agree with it or not, hopefully you at least respect me. But if you don’t, that’s okay too! 🙂
I though it was candid and true and brave. And you’re right, mental illness should be discussed like the common cold.