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I don’t write much about my 13 year old because I respect his desire for privacy. In return, he accepts that there are times when I will mention him, or share a picture. We have an understanding on this subject and I don’t push it.

He wants, and deserves, his personal space.

This last year, I have been watching him move into teenagerhood — becoming a “proto-adult”, as I refer to him — and it has been exciting and bittersweet to see. I admire the personality into which he is growing, and I have no worries about him getting lost in his peer group. He is comfortable in his own skin and I respect how well he knows himself.

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I set up a page for my new business, Retro Rooster, yesterday. I pieced together a header for the page on the fly with some vintage building blocks I picked up this summer. Something about it wasn’t sitting right for me, though — I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.

Today I figured it out.

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I’m going to share a secret with you:  I really don’t like the way my voice sounds in recordings.

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Saying things out loud can make them feel very real and I am uncomfortable with how real this already feels some days. Depression sucks. Even on good days it can be felt looming in the corner, waiting for the chance to take advantage of a weak moment or a slip in composure. Sometimes the effort of holding it all together can make a girl feel like flying apart.

Recent blog posts by The Bloggess and Living My Social Work started me thinking about why I was reluctant to voice my experiences. Sure, we can give words power when we say them out loud, but we also give them power by not voicing them. Depression needs to be talked about, we need to light those dark corners, we need to recognize that this is a frighteningly common experience for so many of us. There is no shame in mental illness. It is okay to feel weak, and it is okay to ask for help.

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