Something really cool happened yesterday, Summer Allen who runs Gimme Flair talked with Refinery29 about mental health awareness and some of the makers who are creating a conversation using humour. It’s a hard thing to talk about, but I agree with her by having a sense of humour about it and accepting who you are you can start to feel less alone.
My mantra has always been “If you’re not laughing, you’re crying”, every time something dumb happens I let myself feel all the feelings, and then I turn it into a joke. It’s not for everyone, but it works for me.
I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been on the internet and seen something that sums up how I feel, heck, there’s a company called the Stay Home Club! (Their work is the bomb, btw) I didn’t know I wasn’t alone until the internet. It’s ok to be sad, it’s ok to be anxious, it’s ok to have feelings and not know what to do with them (this is me on a daily basis). I cry when I see a cute dog in a movie, I laugh when something devastatingly embarrassing happens to me. I feel inferior, and lazy, and guilty and overwhelmed constantly. And I 100% know that I’m not the only one who feels this way, and knowing that is like a warm blanket on my dank soul.
Know that you’re not alone, we’re a network of weirdos now thanks to Al Gore (remember when he said he invented the internet? Jokes aside he’s a cool guy). Check out the full article here thats a lot more eloquent than my rambling.