I’ve always been pretty open about my personal struggle with mental illness on this blog. From discussing my issues with anxiety and opening up about my depression, I’ve never kept my mental illnesses much of a secret. I’ve done this for a reason.
As a society, we have always pushed mental illness to the side. We’ve equated depression to “just being sad” and anxiety to “simply nervous.” By making public my personal demons, I have aimed to educated you about just how real mental illness is — and just how real it can be for anybody.
With that being said, I have been going through a lot of personal issues lately. My depression has slowly, but surely, made a significant return into my life as of recent and it’s fed into my anxiety. I’ve felt like an unreliable whirlwind, and in many ways I have been.
I don’t want to get too deep into the details right now; I’m still trying to figure everything out for myself, but I do know one thing: my depression has made it very hard to do the simplest of things. I struggle to get out of bed in the morning, I struggle to go to class, I struggle to get back into bed — and right now I need to focus on what is right for me.
So I’m going to be taking a step back from my blog, podcast, and any work that isn’t school. It’s harder than ever right now for me to focus on school, but I need to do my best and, sadly, that means I have to stop doing what I love. Because if my parents taught me anything, it’s that school always comes first.
In this case, school is going to be a close second — only to my mental health. I’m taking some steps to better myself and form better habits, and I don’t want to overwhelm myself in the process.
I’ll be taking a short break from blogging; or, in other words, I won’t be posting regularly. I’ll still be posting blogs, but only when I have time to create quality material.
My podcast, Sexpert w/ Mia Renee, will be on hiatus until further announced.
I appreciate everyone’s constant support in both my personal and my professional life, and that support never goes unnoticed.
I’ll be talking to you again soon.
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