How Are You, Really?

I was scrolling on Instagram today and saw that the Mental Health Coalition, founded by Kenneth Cole currently has a #HowAreYouReallyChallenge. I think we can all relate to saying “I’m well”, when we’re actually not okay. I feel like many of us just don’t have an opportunity to really share how we’re feeling. I think this year has been especially hard for many of us. We’re all dealing with this pandemic together, but I know it’s been affecting us in different ways. I think it’s important that we are able to support each other, any way we can. I’d love to hear.. how are you, really?

I’ll start…

I’ve been going through a lot of highs and lows lately. Honestly, I’ve been feeling lonely for the first time in years. It’s such a weird feeling for me. I’m an introvert and if you know me in real life, you know that I’m very shy and actually enjoy being alone. I think being in quarantine for almost two months now is a level of isolation that’s just.. a lot to handle. Even for me. I am enjoying the opportunity to be home with my kids more, but being a single parent is rough sometimes. It’s just been really hard dealing with all that is going on without a partner or support system here.

I’m also feeling very good about starting my blog. It’s been something that I’ve wanted to do for so long. I’ve struggled with social anxiety and depression for years. Writing has always been very therapeutic for me. I’m excited that I’ve finally gotten back to it. The idea of being able to share my experiences and possibly help others with their struggles really makes me happy. Even though this pandemic has been an emotional roller coaster, I’m not sure if I would have started this journey if this didn’t happen.

So, overall.. I’m okay. I think I’m just really feeling the hard part of being a single mother.

How About You?

How are you, really?
What has been the hardest part about this pandemic?
Is there something positive that has come from it?

I’d really love to hear from you!

Here is some news that put a smile on my face:
Dad Surprises Daughter with Graduation Ceremony
Portable Hand Washing Sinks for the Homeless
Big sister shaves her eyebrows to support her little sister

Make sure you check out my last post: 30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years


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