Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
Every morning I wake up and feel like I have something important say. Who am I though? I’m nobody special! I look around on Facebook or Twitter and there are millions of other pages with comments and likes. Why would anybody think I’m worth listening to? They always say everyday is new chance! Make it count!
I can’t be alone with feeling this weird combo of nervousness and being overwhelmed. I’m constantly repeating in my head, “everything is going to be ok!” Or at night when I’m alone in bed I just repeat, “tomorrow is going to be a good day.” I have to or my heart feels like it’s going to beat out of my chest. I’ve never been anxious and have never been diagnosed with anxiety issues. It’s just so strange to me how this all works.
During this odd time in human history it’s important to keep your wits about you. As I sit here and write it’s Wednesday March 25th 2020 at 5:30p Eastern time. Hate to say it but I do believe the worst is yet to come. Which is ok, we will be fine. I’m sorry I said that but as I’m writing this sentence I can feel my heart slowing down and the ease coming back into my body.
I’m right outside of Detroit Michigan. Spring has just started. Meaning the weather is turning in our favor. The sun stays out longer. The flowers are starting to pop up. The mood in this state should be one of joy and optimism! Instead we stuck at home. There is no harm in being honest with me, your family or neighbors. You’re not a weak, or a wimp for speaking up and telling others how you feel. I find great respect with honest people.
Telling the truth is among the most freeing and respectable actions we can do. The longer you hold in and stuff down the worse you will feel. Our secrets make us sick. I sat down today with no plans of writing, just resting. Then it all hit me! I’m lucky to be surrounded by friends and family and this massive outlet to write.
Sorry for the long winded explanation but let it out. Tell others how you feel. These are trying times! “Well how are you today?” “How are you holding up?” Answer open and honestly! “Well, I’m doing, things are fine!” Bullshit. What are your worried about? Why are you scared and worried? Let it fly! You’ll feel better for it. People will respect you more.
Sorry if this all came out mean or like I was yelling. I had no control over it. My fingers were moving and typing without any thought. Guess I really needed to get it all out. If you have no one to call or talk to message me. I will talk with you. God’s honest truth. I will leave my email, twitter and phone number at the bottom. Reach out! Family! Friends! Substance abuse hotlines! Suicide hotlines! By any means necessary! Please!
We will all get through this and be better for having gone through it. There is NO shame in asking for help!
My phone number 1-586-321-9215
My Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Substance Abuse/Mental Health Hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Or find me on Twitter https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
Stay safe and talk soon!