Yeah, I’ve said that before…and meant…I’m really with the band. This is different.
There’s a lot of stigma behind saying, “I have emotional issues.” or “I went through something.” and sometimes you can’t tell the people that you’re closest to what you’re thinking or what you’ve been through for so many reasons. Sometimes, I feel like it’s too much to expect of people for them to carry things that I could tell them. There are times when I don’t want to say something outloud. There are things I don’t want to say to people, either for the first time, or again. I don’t want pity, I just sometimes want to say things to get them off of me…off of my mind and off of my chest. That’s why I’m with The Band.
When I first signed up for the website Bandbacktogether.com, I thought I’d never write anything. I thought I’d never read anything on it either. So far, I’ve read tons and posted twice anonymously, with my first named post coming out soon. I have to admit, some of it is hard to read and makes me feel like my problems are nothing, but that’s not why they’re there. It’s a place to say what you feel and what you think about really hard topics. A place for all those things that you wish you could scream out of a window, but can’t. Here, you can post anonymously and really be anonymous.
I know a lot of people who could really use a website like this in their lives, but more importantly, there are a lot of people that I don’t know about that could use this in their lives. It’s for those people that I decided to write this. Everybody goes through stuff, and everybody has problems. What makes the difference in life is how you choose deal with your problems. Here is a new option.