Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday the 16th

When I first started writing here, in this space, I did it because I had no where to go with all the stuff in my head. Too much stress, and pressure needed a place to go, so I could attempt to be a good mom, despite feeling like I wanted to check myself into a psych ward.

I wondered if it would ever be read. And slowly, it began to happen. There were mixed feelings. I liked that it was being read, but it made me feel more vulnerable. And really, at first, I thought, I should just delete the whole thing.

Now that I have readers, here, where I live, and friends, and family, I feel like I don't spill my guts like I used to. Like I avoid the one thing that gave me calm, and a place to put it all. Instead of venting like I used to, I feel guarded, and that I can't put it out there anymore. Like too many people I know are reading my diary.

I say all of this, because there are so many things that I want to say here, but I worry that I just can't put it here, because I fear what people will think or do. The truth is I have such an unbelievable amount of stress going through my head right now, and I have no one to talk to about it, and no where to put it.

My writing used to be an escape. Now, it just adds to the pressure in my head.

I hate having no where to go with this.



  1. I know what you're feeling. There are times I want to say things and I don't feel like my blog is the place - I've thought about starting another blog under another name and not telling anyone about it, just for the venting process.

    Feel free to steal that idea.

  2. I love reading your posts & hope that you do not stop sharing!

  3. start a new anonymous blog. keep writing, it's too much a part of you now. :)
    jen m

  4. You have shared so much on this blog and I cannot tell you how relieved (I don't know if that's the right word to use) I was to realize that someone else was going through many of the same trials and tribulations I have gone through over the last few years. Your writing has undoubtedly helped many, many others as well.

    As a writer, expressing your true feelings can be one of the most important (and liberating) ways to relieve stress - and a heck of a lot cheaper than therapy. :) If someone objects to reading your thoughts, then they should turn away. Please know that what you are doing here is important - both for yourself and those of us who feel we have found a kindred spirit in this blog.

    And if all else fails, I'm sure there are many people who wouldn't object to your sounding off via email.