300 Followers And An Update

I’ve recently hit 300 followers and as grateful as I am, I wanted to do more than just say thank you. I want to share as much as I’m able with my readers because they inspire me to keep doing what I’m doing. Two months ago I admitted that I’ve suffered from anxiety for years and it’s affected a lot of my relationships. I wanted to give you an update on how I’m feeling.

Over the past two months I’ve admitted a few things to friends that have been painful to talk about because I’ve been holding them back for so long. I’ve learned some uncomfortable truths about myself. The issues I’ve built up inside my head feel like less of a problem now that I’ve been more honest about them. What once felt crippling, like talking in a group of people is starting to feel easier.

I’ve become more self-aware and what I need to do in order to become happier. I’m not going to pretend that everything will fall into place at first. There will be times I stumble, where I will slip back into old behaviours. But opening up about it has started to shift something inside of me. To look back at myself in January I felt like I was lost. How I feel now is more centred. I’ve found my ideal job as a copywriter and I’m building myself up a bit at a time.

Acknowledging that I’ve made progress seems scary because I’ve held onto sadness for so long that I wonder who I’d be without it. But the clouds are beginning to part and cracks of sunlight are shining through. I’m going to continue on this path and see where it takes me.

So, thank you for following me and continuing to read my work. The more that mental health among men can be discussed the more lives it can save.

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Author: thecomicvault

Short story writer and freelance copywriter from Manchester, England. I run the pop culture website The Comic Vault and animal protection website Wings And Wild Hearts.

15 thoughts on “300 Followers And An Update”

  1. Congrats on hitting 300 AND the progress you are making in your personal life as well. 🙂
    Anxiety is such a hard thing to deal with so any strides you can make with it are huge accomplishments. Talking about it can be hard, so I admire your courage to open up to people about it. It’s not an easy thing to do, though hopefully the more people talk about it the more people will understand and be able to empathize. Plus it lets others going through the same thing feel not so isolated by it which is nice.
    I have anxiety as well and it can be so unbelievably frustrating. Especially when you’re seemingly surrounded by people who don’t have to worry about it whatsoever. I’m so stunned sometimes when I meet other people who experience it because they seem to do such a better job of managing it or hiding it that I never would have guessed. It gives me hope that one day I might reach that point too. 🙂
    So congrats again to you and thank you for sharing!!

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  2. Congratulations on both the followers and the emotional bravery! Being able to not only talk about what you’re going through, but to share that with others, is something to be really proud of; and, like you say, incredibly important for men to do. Wishing you a day of peace and joy, my friend. 🙂

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  3. Congratulations on 300 followers and I’m sure it won’t be long until you have hit another milestone. Thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself and I am very happy to hear that you are doing better. We can only take things 1 step at a time and yea you’re going to have days where you may feel bad or like you’re going to regress, but having faith (myself I have spiritual faith) but I believe that having any type of faith that you can persevere and make it through the dark tunnel will give you something to go off of. I pray that you will continue to find happiness and push yourself to be the best version of yourself. Keep writing about what makes you happy and keep striving to be happy. I’m behind you 100%. Have a fantastic week!

    -Luna 🙂

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  4. Congrats on your followers!
    It’s difficult to discuss emotional situations that we’re battling through, but sometimes opening up can be cathartic. I hope all will continue to improve.

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