I have always tried to be open about my struggle with anxiety and depression and in the past I tried really hard to find balance and to use blogging as a way to combat those feelings. Unfortunately it just became too much for me and the balancing act became part of the struggle. It was at that point that I decided to take a break from blogging and just take care of myself. And I did that by starting therapy.
I am not really ready to talk about specifics just yet but I assure you that I will definitely be posting about it at some point in the future. And that post won't be me "seeking attention" as many people like to think that is the main goal of someone dealing with mental health issues. My only goal and purpose for that post is the opportunity to help even one person by sharing my story. I am hoping that I will feel strong and confident enough to do that soon.
Now where does all of this leave me in this moment? In this moment I'm continuing my journey in therapy and I'm going to continue my journey in the blogosphere. However, that journey will not continue here. I've decided that I am a different person than I was even two months ago and that I need to push forward with a clean slate. My new space will still be dedicated to posting about my life as a vegan on Long Island. It will not be a mental health blog, however, there will be some discussion if things come up that I think are important to share. I know that I have moved several times already and I'm so grateful to those of you that have followed me. I would love for you to join me in this next phase. I do understand if you do not wish to.
That's all I have for now. I do have a post up on my new blog and would love for you to check it out. As I've done in the past, I'm going to go ahead and bribe you with cute pictures of Delilah and TJ for you to check out and let you know that I am hoping to have a food post up as my next post.
Thanks again for all of your kind words and support over the past few weeks. I really appreciate it more than I can ever express <3 You guys are all amazing and I feel incredibly lucky to have become a part of this community.
I hope to see you over at longislandvegan.blogspot.com!