I know it’s been a while.
Almost a month.
Which, if you know me, is not usual for my Instagram game. I use this platform as my main portfolio, as well as connecting with other creatives, and I really do love it. I’ve been able to use it to my advantage over the last few months and not let it control me. I’ve been vocal about my struggle with social media, as I know many of you struggle with it too - mindlessly scrolling, constantly comparing. The endless social media spiral.
I went silent shortly after my Me Too post. It wasn’t really the post that got to me as much as it was several months of anxiety/depression built up, and it wiped me out. I’ve faced this level of mental illness before, but not in a while. It got so bad that I had to go back to my parents’ house and stay with them for a while to heal.
So while I know I don’t need to apologize for my absence, I do know the role I play on this platform. I do value the people who still keep up with me, who support my work and read my words. I respect the people who respect me, who recognize me as this little lion in Atlanta with a camera in her hand and an ever-growing roar. But even more than that, I adore the ones who know me when I struggle and help me fight. And for those of you (you know who you are), I am forever alive because of you.
I’m not quite ready to come back and continue posting yet, so for now this will do. But I’ve had quite a few of you reach out, asking if I was okay.
I’m so much better.
And because I’m doing so much better, I made a Youtube video to explain where I’ve been. The link is in my bio.
I love you all, and I’ll see you very soon. 📸 :: @chrishouse__