The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! My name is Jenn and I’m a 39-year-old living in a small town in Pennsylvania.  I am not claiming to know anything here or to be a professional but I get it.  Life can be hard even when it seems like everything is going great.  But keep something in mind…you are NEVER alone.  I wish I would have known that so many times when my world was unraveling around me.

I have struggled with depression most of my life.  As a teen, I don’t think I understood what I was feeling, let alone, why I was feeling it.  I think that was the hardest time because no one around me really understood what was going on.  See, if you have never dealt with depression, you really don’t get it.  How can someone be sad all the time?  The answer is…I have no idea and feel ashamed because of it.  But I’m here to tell you not only are you NOT alone, and it will get better with time and some work.  Oh, another thing that helps is getting older cause kids can be mean.

I’m an only child so most of my woes would be heard by the parental units or my friends but I like most people would internalize.  No one wants to hear you whine.  Everyone is busy with their own lives.  I don’t want to bother anyone.  Sound familiar??!  STOP making excuses for everyone around you and ask for help.  Talk.  Find a person you trust, it doesn’t matter who they are or what they do!  We are out there.  Honestly, there are so many people who feel just like you do even if their lives seem completely different.  If you feel like an anomaly, freak, weirdo, or even the most “normal” person out there, you can feel alone.

My goal for this blog is to let you know you are not alone.  We are out there and we can help each other through this thing we call life.  Be kind, you just never know what is going on in someone else’s life!!!  Until next time–J

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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