A year ago today I launched Embracing My Shadow. This blog was born out of pain and despair. It came to life when I was dying. It taught me that even in the darkest moments, light can emerge…
I started writing about my depression a year after my last major depressive episode. It took a year to get to a place where I was feeling like myself – the self that I had never fully embraced. This blog started as a cathartic exercise; as a way to cope with a darkness that has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.
Things are not always easy but this blog, this community of Shadow Lovers who have accompanied me on this journey, has been life-saving. I am so grateful for the support, for the people who share their stories with me and for the grace that I am constantly shown when I reveal dark, painful truths about myself.
Thank you for walking with me.
Thank you for sharing your story with me.
Thank you embracing your shadow even as I continue to embrace mine.
Thank you, dear Shadow Lovers, for joining me on this journey, as we go from darkness to light.
Congrats big sis. Progression is what is taking place here. This material is very deep and thorough. Its taken a lot of bal** to do what you have done here and respect u very much for it. You are very much an artist among your other thousands of talents. You are never alone and very embraced by our ashtrix family. Love ya forever AsHtrix
I love you baby brother.
Sister, thank you for being a survivor and sharing your innermost feelings! It has truly reminded me that I AM NOT ALONE! In the ways in which I sometimes find my feelings about myself or life in general. Always in my prayers!
And yes, Congratulations on the year!