Hello world!

Hello world indeed. =)

Welcome to my blog friends.

I had a blog once through another server, with a lot of viewers, but I was burned when I went through a really tough time and got a lot of responses which were unsupportive. I’m trigger-shy now, but look at me, I’m back online with this odd compulsion to blog again.  Why is that?  What is it about sharing my life with strangers that’s so appealing to me?

I think it’s the process of writing.  I’ve always loved to write and I’ve always kept a journal in which I’ve recorded my thoughts.  I’ve gone through a lot of huge changes in my life the past few years and I’d like to share them.  Life is truly a roller coaster, and that’s not a bad thing at all!  People go on roller coasters because they’re fun, and in the end–so is life!  Every time there’s a down period, it’s followed by an up–which means, life is never at a stand still.

I want this blog to be an outpouring of positive energy and uplifting thoughts.  I may not always post that life is all roses for me, but I hope to always keep an undercurrent of positivity that reflects the positive changes I’m trying to make in my life.

I also really want to eradicate the stigma of mental illness in the world, and this blog is the first step towards that.  I am not a psychologist/psychiatrist/ or therapist, but I am someone who suffered from an emotional disorder (anxiety) and am living through to the other side as a survivor.  I’d like to share that with the world.

A few things you should know about me up front.  I’m very honest about the fact that I have anxiety that resulted from difficult experiences I had as a child, so if you tire of hearing about stuff like that, this blog is not for you.  Please don’t post telling me to stop whining because this is my blog and I can post what I desire.  Also, I’m sensitive–I love responses telling me how I might gain more positive perspective, but do so kindly, not with exasperation and an attitude.

Many would think I should accept what I get when I post my life to the world, but I don’t think that’s true.  No one deserves abuse, and I reserve the right to filter the negativity that comes into my life.

Whoa.  Okay, I think I just inadvertantly gave a window into some of the experiences that caused me to leave my last blog, eh?

In the end though, thank you for visiting and I look forward to getting to know you.