I posted this on social media this morning
I go back and forth about whether I should even be sharing things on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter because I’m not in the best place. I don’t want to come off too negative and I know multiple “downer” type of posts in a row don’t exactly scream inspirational or hopeful to those who are struggling.
I always want to provide hope to you all so you know everything is going to be okay. I really believe that. Even with as bad a days as I’ve been having and everything I’ve been through that doesn’t even compare (to be honest,) I still believe I will be okay. I believe we all will… in one way or another. Each and every one of us will find our place.
Part of what gives me hope is seeing other people share their “behind the scenes moments.” As so many of you know, I felt so isolated for years thinking I was the only one who struggled emotionally with my IBD. It was life changing for me to see that I wasn’t alone and I guess this is my way of showing you that if you’re in a bad place, I get it. And you don’t need to be all “ra-ra” with me. We all have our time but we all will survive this. We will get through the terrible times.
Thank you all for being part of my family. Thank you for your support always and especially as of late. I know I’ve been kind of a buzz kill. Hopefully that will change soon.
I also want to thank my non IBD family for putting up with me and helping me get through each day. Those of you who send little thinking of you texts, thank you! They don’t go unnoticed even if it takes me a bit to respond. ❤️