The Harsh Reality Of Life Post Depression
I am Finally Coming Out of my Shell to a Different World then it was when I Went In.
I realized something today. I realized my real-life social network is not quite what I thought it was. I have written before about my struggles with mental health. For a long time, it ate at me. The more I write, the more I understand myself though. One thing I have started to realize is how important a strong social network is.
I was pretty much stuck in my own head for about nine years. The problem with that is it doesn’t let you develop strong social networks. I have been trying to draw on some older social networks that I had developed, but relationships atrophy with age when not given the care they deserve.
I am now starting to come out of my shell, but I am realizing more and more how little the people around me actually know me. They think they do, but when I act like myself they are all confused. I believe I have a Big Idea though, and it is fueling me. My family and friends don’t understand.
I am not sure where my social networks go from here. I have started reaching out to different social networks online to try to connect with other people in different ways. I am also facing some difficult choices right now. I think it might be time to make some changes. My network is not what I need it to be right now. I just need to figure out exactly what I need.