I just have to say this now before I can even think about posting anything else: thank you so much to everyone who has gotten in touch with me since my post yesterday. I never really thought about the impact that one post would have on my family and friends and random strangers on the Internet, but it’s apparently struck a chord with a lot of people. I just wrote it to come clean and try to eliminate the stigma that I had placed on myself, and it’s actually kind of nice to be able to be open about it. I finally feel like there’s some sort of weight taken off of my chest, since I’ve been hiding my struggle for so long.
Even so far today, I’ve had a few interactions that opened new doors with people. I’ve had family friends message me on Facebook, comment on the post itself, comment on the link I shared on my own Facebook, or come talk to me in person. I’m already feeling so much love and support, be it from my Sutton kids from over the summer or my Pink Zebra family or my future sisters.
Thank you so much to everyone who has been so kind to me in making this announcement easier, and I’ll always be there if you need help with something like this.