(Originally written January 23, 2017)
I started my blog while I was pregnant in 2011. It was originally titled "Trials and Tribulations". At the time, the name was fitting but it soon changed to Such a Silly Girl. I was at a better point in my life and things were looking up!
I took a break from blogging in 2014 because school became a "thing". Now, only months away from graduating I felt the time had come for me to continue my blogging journey.
I asked myself for months, what am I doing with this little space I've created on the internet? I mean, what am I writing about and who am I writing for?
The answer hit me a month ago (December 2016). This blog was created from the hardship I endured during my second pregnancy. During the depression, the anxiety and the unknown, I sought refuge in this blank canvas.
I developed this blog to work through my problems and to share them with others who would lend me their time.
I've struggled with mental illness for a number of years and it is very much a part of my life. It affects all those who come in contact with me, even when they're not aware.
This blog is my testament to the struggles I face every single day. The challenges that go toe-to-toe with me and how I mange to survive one day at a time.
I want my story to be heard. I want to inspire people just like me. The ones who worry what others will think. Those who can't get out of bed some days. Who cry behind closed doors but smile when everyone's looking.
This is my journey through my mental illness and how it affects my life. I hope to inspire many people in my same position as a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a sister.
I hope you join me.