This is a Really Real Community Post.
I’m completely new to WordPress in reality. I’ve been writing here for going on a year (and brought over facebook posts from well before that) but I have no idea how this platform actually worked.
I was just using it to compose and edit my thoughts which I published and then copied to my public and private facebook pages.
Now I’m seeing there’s a really large community here, and I’m learning how to get involved. I feel like such a beginner, still trying out my tricycle, not even moving up to a bicycle with training wheels yet. I’m browsing through the reader and looking at different tags and trying to figure out where I belong.
But social anxiety is a thing even through the comment section.
I can see this being a wonderful community to belong to as long as I can keep all those fears at bay.
For quite some time I’ve felt like my words, in this space, were falling into the abyss. I wanted to reach out to more, and I wasn’t sure how. Showing people what it’s like from inside my head has always been important to me.
Sharing my story and speaking my truth has been my goal since Parker died. Squash the stigma.
It’s hard to get rid of stigma when no one sees the words you write.
But at least it’s acted like a journal, giving me space to release the pent up words that needed a place to go.
To those who have followed me in the last day or two, welcome! I look forward to sharing my story with you, and I look forward to hearing yours.