Yes, I really went there. I said “Wah Wah Wah,” in reference to this blog. Of course, I don’t really mean it. In fact, this blog isn’t meant to be a Debbie Downer. It’s meant to be the opposite.
When I say Debbie Downer, what I’m really trying to say is that I don’t want anyone to think that the blog will be a depressing read or a woe is me. I’m not going to be writing about whether or not, in our house, anyone is feeling depressed, etc. day in and day out. What I will be writing about is everyday life.
Yes, we do have a loved one who lives with bipolar disorder and anxiety, and some of us live with depression and such, but the reality is our illnesses don’t define us. We are just like everyone else. And I imagine that some of you reading this also may live with a mental illness or have a loved one who does. And it’s okay.
So, if this blog isn’t going to be a Debbie Downer to follow and read, what will it be like? It will be about a busy family and a house full of love. There will be times that I write about those things that affect anyone living with mental illness including:
And that’s it! There’s nothing else to it. Now, don’t get me wrong. Of course there will be times that I will write about something that will inevitably evoke emotion. That’s quite frankly the hope. I understand this. However, I just want to share with you that Stacy’s Flutterings blog, in and of itself, will not be a drag to read. Yes, living with mental illness or loving someone who lives with mental illness can bring about depressing feelings. However, can’t we say that about other things in life as well? Relationships can be a drag. The weather can be a drag, etc. I think you know what I mean. On the flipside, relationships can be invigorating and beautiful, and the weather can be as well. Can’t we say the same about anyone living with mental illness? We are all beautiful.
The overarching goal, for the blog, is that I will provide a real glimpse into the world of the King’s in the King house in an effort to raise mental illness awareness. Why? Because mental illness awareness matters. And why am I so concerned about voicing my goals? Let’s just say, stigma plays a role. Stick around! Stigma is what my next post is all about.