When I first started blogging, I couldn’t think of a better name to describe my journey with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than “keeping things inside is bad for my health.”
And while my advocacy has turned away from that title and into JournalingIBD.org, I am reminded so often why I chose the original name of my blog.
I have been dealing with a lot which is why I haven’t (or couldn’t) really write that much recently. I’m going to make more of an effort because I know writing is good for me but I did have one thought that’s been eating at me …
I think so much of when we share our true feelings (especially if they will impact another person or have a lasting effect in general) – it is about timing. There have been things eating away at me, things I wish I could blurt out right this second. It only reaffirms what I originally thought and believe: keeping things inside is bad for my health. I’ve lost sleep, my anxiety has been worse because of it, and I’ve experienced other emotional and physical symptoms because I had to keep things inside.
You see, there is a flip side to all of this. You can’t just blurt everything you’re thinking or feeling out either.