What to expect from my blog..
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On the 9th June 2016 I created an Instagram account as an outlet, to show others what I love to do and what’s important to me. I started Instagram originally under the name of “@shesaysblogger”. I knew that I wanted to start a support page but also incorporating my day-to-day activities and interests. Supporting others has always been a large part of who I am, I like listen and offer advice where I can. Over the past few years I had been overcoming some of my own struggles, including anxiety, OCD and low self esteem. I found a lot of comfort in people opening up about their struggles online and I decided this would be a great way to reach out. Because of the varied interests on my account, including my love for writing, travel and photography, I created “@thosewordsofmine”and a website to follow. One year later, I haven’t looked back.
I think it’s important to offer support to those around me, whether that be issue’s regarding self-esteem, bullying or mental health. Having struggled with anxiety for years I’ve come to be more aware of the misunderstandings and the stigma attached to it. The cause of my anxiety and low self esteem was due to being bullied at school. That’s when I started the painful (and expensive) process of speaking to numerous counsellors and psychologists and attending hypnotherapy on-and-off for the last ten years. Throughout that time, it was important for me to communicate with those around me, however this is something I rarely tried to do. Since I began my social media journey, it’s not only helped me connect with those around me but with people from around the world and I think that’s really special.
“You are not alone and your mentality is incredibly important. Your happiness is important and you are special regardless of how you perceive yourself.”
It’s a known fact that some people are too scared to ask for help or uncomfortable communicating their emotions. I have created my website and Instagram account to give confidence to those who need it, speak up. It can be a daunting process in which you feel vulnerable – but sometimes you are faced with problems you’re unable to deal with alone. I want to enforce the message, don’t be afraid to ask for help and you are strong enough. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It’s having the courage to talk about your issues that may help in resolving them, and that’s what I want to encourage.