How My Blog Helps Me With My Mental Health & How I Hope It Helps Others!

My blog was meant to be a hobby. Something I could use to write and share my love of books with people. I never knew it would be so much more.

If you’ve been with me, you know I struggle with anxiety and depression on a daily basis. If you’re new, then “Hey, I’m Jessie! (My FightFacts About Me). Follow those links to get to know me a little better. It hasn’t always been easy, and I needed a different escape other than books. So, I started to tell my story. At first, my story was a way to get everything off my chest and get through my daily fight. Now, I notice it’s helping others as well.

How I Hope it Helps Others

I started realizing that I want this blog to help people with their daily fights. When people started to relate to my stories and struggles, it made me want to write more posts that would help. The book reviews and book stuff is a bonus, because I’m a nerd and I want people to love books as much as me. If my post can help anyone in their fight against anxiety and depression, then I know I’ve done something right with building this blog. Fighting anxiety and depression is hard and ugly, I am thankful this blog has helped me get through some of my hardest days. If people can escape their realities because of my fight, I know I’m doing something right in the world.

Today I wrote a poem and I wasn’t sure how I was going to share it with everyone! I think it will fit perfect in this post! 

Keep Going

Take the road less traveled. 
Don’t look back.
Take charge in your life. 
You have to begin somewhere.

Keep going.
Don’t stop.
No one said it was going to be easy.
It’s worth the fight.

Always smile. 
Don’t fake it though.
Smiles aren’t meant to be fake.

Don’t look back.
Keep going.
You need a new beginning.
Your fight is worth it! 

By: Jessie Butler

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  1. Megan April 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you for this! That’s actually one of the reasons I started my blog! I needed some kind of outlet and a way to express what I’ve been through, and how I got through or am getting through in hopes of helping others! Happy to know others do it for similar reasons!!

    1. NerdyBookLife April 11, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      You’re welcome! I never realized how many people go through what I do! It’s great to know we are not alone!

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