I am proud that I’ve been handling my antidepressant medication change so well. I was very worried as it began, knowing how sick I’ve been with past med changes. But my mood and attitude has been good, and while I have had some withdrawal symptoms, it’s been manageable. Mind over matter. A positive outlook is really helping, and sharing my experiences does as well.
I am proud that this Saturday May 7, I’ll be walking in the Out of the Darkness Walk to benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. I am proud to be raising awareness and funds for this important cause, and to be doing it to honor of my friends lost to suicide.
I am proud that my post about starting my med change “I’m Not a Bad Mom Because I Take Medication” was syndicated last Thursday on BlogHer. Thousands of people have read it. A BIG DEAL for me and my little blog that’s only been around since February ’11. The beautiful comments I’ve received in support, as well as from other people struggling with mental health has proven to me over and over that my blog IS important.
I am proud that I won the Mom Central Grant. I’m just overjoyed to see so many people behind what I’m doing. That so many women have been helped by my words, and the words of my courageous guest writers, makes me more proud than ever.
It’s been an incredibly good week, and I couldn’t be any more proud of my openness, commitment and perseverance to produce a blog that is truly making a difference. I’m helping to remove the stigma of mental illness and help others know they’re not alone in the struggles and triumphs in this challenging and rewarding journey of motherhood.
This was a post for the RemembeRED prompt: Tell the story (without any trivialization or modesty) of something in your life that you are proud of.