This week we are continuing to reminisce and reflect on the impact of Mind Waves over the past decade. We have a post from one of our fabulous community correspondents, Anne-Marie, her words are below.
When I first started writing for MindWaves almost 7 years ago, I had very little writing experience. I’d only recently received my bipolar diagnosis and was feeling very lost. MindWaves gave me a place to express myself and helped me to feel less alone. It gave me a creative outlet that I didn’t know I needed.
MindWaves made me feel part of something! Feeling that I was helping others and connecting with other people who really understood what I was going through was invaluable. It also built my confidence as a writer.
Writing for MindWaves gave me a sense of purpose and motivation. It helped me to feel like myself again. I realized I was enjoying writing about my experience and liked having something to really set my mind to. From there, I started writing more regularly. I gradually built my writing skills and realized this was something I wanted to pursue.
Over time, I became a full-time freelance writer. I’ve written about a range of subjects over the years, including mental health, and I love it. Writing has allowed me to pursue a career that fits around my physical and mental health. It allows me to do something I’m extremely passionate about.
Without MindWaves, I might never have realized my passion for writing or had the confidence to explore it further. It’s something I will always be grateful for. If you’re thinking about getting involved with MindWaves, or any mental health project in your area, I would highly recommend it. It fosters a sense of community and can be incredibly empowering.
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