Courage, My Love…
Human in Recovery, being the wicked-cool bloggess she is, started the Courageous Confessionals Blog Award. It’s an effort to recognize someone who is “on a personal journey of healing, wholeness, and community through sharing your stories of experience, strength, and hope”. That fine lady nominated me, and though there is no obligation, I will pass this baby around.
In short, I kind of went crazy not so long ago. The Dark was always a part of my life, but it completely took over just after my wedding. I watched my life and self disintegrate, too paralyzed by depression to stop it…or care. Now, in recovery, I’m spreading my tale of ordinary madness all over the webiverse, because…well…it feels good. Frankly, I’m a little surprised that people deliberately read my posts. Like, on purpose. Not just because they googled “elephant taking poop”.
I digress. This is me, accepting this award, not because I feel courageous (hypomanic, maybe. Or just less terrified than usual?), but because I like flowers, awards, Human in Recovery, and want to nominate other courageous bloggolites.
Depression Comix a.k.a. Clay, draws the most poignant, accurate, “OMG that’s SO true!” web comics this side of crazy. He manages to be simultaneously funny and terribly sad. Careful, there may be triggers. Also, if you’ve never been depressed, or been close to a human with depression, it won’t be your thang.
Disorderly Chickadee is hella smart and brutally honest with her journey through bipolar disorder, meds, body image, photography, and PhD pursuits. This post is an eloquent insight into the brain of someone dealing with depression and more. It’s never just about the pie.
Then there’s Meizac. I happen to know her personally, and she is one fine human being. She’s been through it, and then some. Rising out of the murk of separation and fighting for the life she deserves, and her kids deserve, every damned day.
Lastly, but not leastly, Deep Fried Balls makes no qualms about what she’d like to do with her cheating ex-husband’s nether regions (hence the name). She is standing tall as she navigates a life after infidelity, and The Dark that can follow. Pick a post, any post.
There you have it. Rock on with your bad selves.