Something cool happened over the weekend. The Twitter account for this blog (@brainsnotbroken) received its 100th follower! No, it’s not a huge number but I don’t care, I’m excited!
I don’t post a lot on Twitter other than sharing my articles and observations every one in a while, but it’s still cool to know that there are 100 accounts out there that don’t mind talking about mental health. I say accounts because I’ve noticed that as of late not only are people following the account, but also mental health-related Twitter accounts and organizations, which is not something I’m used to. I’m slowly becoming more comfortable in this space, not only in sharing my experience but how I am trying to be my best self while living with mental health issues.
Reaching 100 followers also caused me to have some brief introspection about what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. When I started this blog nearly two years ago, I wasn’t totally sure what story I would be telling. I knew I would be discussing my journey with mental health, but I didn’t know much else beyond that. I also didn’t realize the incredible impact creating this blog would have on my own mental health. The sense of purpose and passion I feel for mental health has improved with every post, and I am encouraged to keep going with every comment I read and every email I get. It’s like there’s a spark inside me, and each post I write gets me closer to starting a fire that will continue to roar.
Sometimes the future is like driving at night. We can only see what’s directly ahead of us as far as our headlights go – beyond that? It’s nearly invisible. I don’t know what the future holds for this blog but I know that with each milestone, however major or minor, I will continue to celebrate as if it’s the first time I’ve ever had a win.
I’d urge you this week to think about milestones that have happened recently. Whether you deem them ‘major,’ ‘minor’ or somewhere in between, you should at the very least acknowledge them. Don’t ignore your growth – it’s what makes you, you!
I’d love to connect with you on Twitter and continue the conversation! Just hit me up at @brainsnotbroken – and yes, I follow back!