Something (Honest!) to Talk About — Video Talk


I love talking about ideas, adventures, and fun projects. They're my favorite topics of discussion, and I could do it almost all day every day.

If you're familiar with the Enneagram, I'm a Type 7; and if you know anything about Type 7s, you know that talking about any struggle—especially mental illness and how we deal with it—is definitely not on our list of go-to conversation topics.

Like most people, talking about needing help and being vulnerable is not enjoyable for me in the slightest. (I mean, really, what's fun about stuff like that?)

However, I have learned how much it truly does help to share and be open and honest with others about our experiences, even when it's uncomfortable at times.

There are a lot of things that are uncomfortable that make us grow and learn, and I am a huge fan of doing that.

That's what last year was for me—a year of gaining perspective, making changes, and exposing areas of internal struggle that I thought I had patched up for good.

Living with bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue doesn't mean you're broken or that it's your identity. It's just a small piece of who you are and what it means to be uniquely you. And it's something that so many amazing, brilliant, and interesting people struggle with every day.

If you know me at all, you know that I'm a celebrator. It's what I do.

This year and always, let's celebrate together what makes so many of us unique, creative, competitive, and—what some would call—a bit crazy.

Sending so much crazy love to you all this new year!  


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