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What Was I Thinking?

Hey Friends,

I’m back! Didn’t take long did it, ha! It’s not because I have figured things out and I am back to being able to live life without questioning my own existence. Oh no! It’s quite the opposite. I am back because I continue to doubt and question myself and of course, I feel I am crazier than ever?

I had to remind myself of why I blog in the first place. I am a writer. It is my safe haven and my place of peace. Why did I think I can find peace by cutting out the one thing that helps me? If you look at my description is clearly states, “To share my journey of mental and physical illness while inspiring others along the way” or something like that, since I’m too lazy to double check the exact wording.

So, I asked myself, whats the point of taking a break when I am at my lowest? It is literally defeating the purpose of why I began blogging in the first place.

I can tell you what happened. I got caught up in the logistics of blogging. The “when to” “how to” “what to” of blogging. I began comparing myself to other bloggers, their views, and likes. I obsessively began to check my stats like I was actually getting paid to go this. I did what many of you say “What Not To Do As A Blogger”. It seems everyone has a post like this.

But, I didn’t get into blogging to get paid, although it would be super nice. I got into blogging to save myself from mental illness entrapment. I needed a place to express my feelings, hoping that others would be able to relate and blogging provides that.

I feel I owe the people who come to my blog as inspiration a sincere apology. I was being selfish. I forgot the true integrity of my blog and why I started it in the first place. Am I not being a hypocrite if don’t share the darkest moments of mental illness (which by the way, is my current state)? I became afraid and like a coward, I ran. Just being honest.

Facing scrutiny and judgment while living and telling your truth is expected. This is another reason why I look to God for strength. Also why I want him to use me to touch the lives of those who are going through what I am going through.

Anyway, this is my truth and my journey. Thank you to everyone who left kind comments under my last two post. I will respond to them as soon as I can because right now, it’s 1am and I couldn’t sleep. It is dangerous for someone who is struggling with mental illness (or any illness) to not get enough rest…it will literally make me even more insane (which would explain a lot), and who has time to deal with a manic Ashley?!? I sure as hell don’t.

Love you guys! Stay safe. Please, love one another as God loves you. Pray for one another as the Holy Spirit does for you. And save one another as Jesus did for you (you don’t have to die, but you know what I mean 🙂   )

 

*Image borrowed from google pics*

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33 comments on “What Was I Thinking?

  1. Welcome back! My own health challenge now is the final physical straw that broke the camel’s back. So, I’ll not be able to write more for the foreseeable future, but I look forward to continuing to read as energy permits.

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  2. So glad your back. Blogging is yours. And only yours. No one can take it from you. ❤

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  3. I think it happens to all of us from time that we get sucked away from our real blogging purpose. Good to have you back.

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  5. Hi Ashley! I am glad your back! I look forward to your funny Friday post. Your blog is a blessing in my life. Thank u 4 sharing!

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  6. I am glad yo are back. can share our manic times, LOL. unfortunately I have terrible lows but much less times because of God healing hand. It take more then just a word to send me in a corner crying and be very upset. Make any sense to you?

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  7. Glad you are back. I can tell by your posts that you want to help others, which is great! But don’t put pressure on yourself to be inspiring all the time. I get the feeling you are incredibly hard on yourself. Ease up on that, you are obviously a kind spirit!

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  8. Welcome back sis.
    When my wife was fighting her mental illness I used tell her that the only way out was through. ( Yeah, I was quoting the Swmp Thing movie from the 80s) it was true. You make progress a little at a time and before you know it you’re out.

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  9. Good to see you back. I hope you fell better and looking forward to reading your posts

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  10. I missed you, my friend. Love your blogs, you always inspire me to be and do better, to not be so self-absorbed. Thank you 😊

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  11. Glad for your return!

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  12. I love this! Ya know the positive posts I read are wonderful but it’s the other posts that I find the most inspiration in. The “I am struggling and at my wits end” posts. These let me know that I’m not alone and when I see others struggle with the same issues, it reminds me that it’s ok to feel what I am feeling. It’s your dark times that help me relate and see that I am still human just like you. Write all the time, even if it’s the last thing you want to do. You never know how just a few of your words might help another person.

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  13. hi there, I used to and still at times get the worse low even for just one word that was a trigger for me but, I am very truthful when I sai that God is helping me to heal. Love you all.

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