I'm going to have one of my blog posts (edited) on The Mighty! I actually can't believe it, and just like Mumble (above), feel like I need to do a little dance! (heads up, there could be a LOT of exclamation marks in this post! Yes, more than usual!!).
I wrote a post a few weeks ago about the fact that I randomly felt courageous and submitted a post to The Mighty. At the time I didn't overthink it, in fact, there have been times since where I thought that I perhaps underthought it, as I hadn't heard anything. I have checked the email I received after submission a couple of times and given myself some comfort when it said that it could take a few weeks to get back to me. Honestly, recently, I thought it hadn't been accepted. And I surprised myself that I somehow managed to feel okay about that.
I can't even remember what went through my mind when I read the email this morning! The email with the heading saying "We are publishing your story!". That made me sit up and pay attention!!
It is interesting. I tell myself over and over that I am enough and that I don't need others validation to be a decent human being, but I did feel my chest swell a little when I realised this meant that a site such as #themighty thinks that my thoughts, my ramblings, my feelings, my interpretation of my experience with Bipolar are worthy for others to read. That perhaps, they may resonate with others. This is what I have wanted, or probably more accurately, dreamt of, since I started writing and started this website.
If my feelings about my journey help ONE person feel like they are not alone, and that they can relate to how I'm feeling, then I am living my mission. I am certainly inspiring myself these days, and really hope that I can inspire others with this new channel.
Believe me, I will be posting about it when it is published, but if you're interested in the meantime, the post is entitled "Perhaps I Am The Sea". The version that gets published will be edited by a proper editor for length but also content. I look forward to what I can learn from what is changed.
Life is full of surprises, but some of them we have to go out and create ourselves.
Wishing you the best day possible, love Becs xxxx