A year ago, I made a huge decision to take a leap into the blogging world by launching Beeing Jess! I had no idea what I was doing or what to expect embarking on this new journey. I was just diagnosed with major anxiety and depression; one of my lowest points. At the time, writing was a therapeutic outlet for me and I thought "what the hell I'll start a blog!" After that, there was no turning back.
Opening up and sharing my life was the best decision I ever made. The amount of love and support I receive from family, friends, and complete strangers on a daily basis is mind blowing. Beeing Jess has become a platform for me to share my story with the world. There was a weight lifted off my shoulders the moment I began to speak about my struggles. I could finally be my true authentic self. Showing the world I'm not perfect led to people confiding in me about the battles they are facing. It is comforting to know you are not alone. Being open and honest about who you are doesn't make you vulnerable, it shows just how strong you are!
Looking back on this past year, I would never have thought this is where I would be. Despite my diagnoses, I am thriving. I am so proud of how far I have come. Living with anxiety and depression is difficult, but I am so grateful for the journey it has led me on. It has created so many opportunities for me to be a mental health advocate. I love being involved with organizations that promote mental health and strive to end the stigma. The mental health community is truly amazing! I am so blessed to have met such incredible and inspiring people along the way. Never in my wildest dreams did I think sharing my story would lead me to this unbelievable path.
Thank you to those who have been following me through this journey. It means the world to me. More posts to come!