Category Archives: No Shame

Yes I’m Afraid

I am pretty open here on my blog.  It is my place to use my writing background and to hopefully help others.  I’ve been pretty honest about a lot of things, starting with postpartum depression and most recently bipolar disorder.  I put it out there, but that doesn’t mean I have no fear. 

I am afraid of criticism.  I am afraid of disappointing people by not being perfect.  I am afraid of telling too much and hurting my family.

But I put it out there anyway.  Why?

To help others. 

To let others know they are not alone.

To show it can happen to anyone.

To sort out fact from fiction.

To fight stigma and shame.

To be brave, even when I am scared.