Earlier today when I posted My Secret about depression, it was scary in a lot of ways. Admitting something like that is really hard to do. Because admitting it makes it real and if you never say it out loud, it doesn’t have to be true.
For some reason, putting it out to all of you was easier than talking about it face to face with any of my loved ones. I know that doesn’t make much sense but it did at the time. However, letting it out, putting that admission out into the universe some how made it easier to talk about in general with everyone.
That blog post had twice as many comments than my Love Letters to the Supernatural boys and One Tree Hill‘s Nathan Scott COMBINED. I also had a ton of twitter and Facebook messages in response. A lot of them were words of encouragement, a lot were hugs and sympathies. An overwhelming amount were friends who have suffered the very same thing. It’s hard to feel like you’re living on a sinking ship. But when you feel like you have someone on that boat helping to bale the water out, it makes a difference. It makes a HUGE difference.
Thank you to everyone who tweeted, messaged, commented, IM’d, emailed and called. Your love has not gone unnoticed. You have called me brave for sharing such a secret but you too are brave for sharing yours with me. And your sharing has motivated me more than I can say. Hopefully we can continue to love, support and motivate each other going forward. For all of you, LOVE AND UNICORNS!!! XOXO,