Considering how prevalent mental illness is, why do so few bloggers talk about it?

The aim of this blog is to write about my experience with mental illness, developments in my life as well as issues in the field of mental health all the while keeping a feminist framework.

I hope you can take something from this blog, whatever that may be.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Urg.. the perfectionist in me

The one kink I am having in my blogathon plan is my inability to let perfectionism go! I generally work on blog entries at work (its pretty dull there so I have time) so I work on an entry on and off all day. I type a little, think for a bit, and continue, then have time to go back to proof read and change some details... I don't have time for that here!
I think my women's studies program has made me very concerned and aware of the importance of being critical and being critical takes time... I need to be able to go back over my work to find errors and omissions. Already I have been thinking... "oh, you used 'he' and 'she', that is problematic in our gender diverse world.."
Letting things go has never been a skill of mine!

Another semi-concern I have today is my anonymity. As mentioned before I have a partner who is a-okay with being kept in the dark about what I am up to online today. But I feel like I should tell him, almost to put myself at ease so I am not looking over my shoulder all day thinking, "did he see the name of my blog, will he look it up later?". Of course he wouldn't... he is so low key... I'm the high strung one... if you couldn't tell...
At the moment Ill keep to the vague explanation of "doing something online for 24 hours as a fundraiser..." and see how i feel later.


  1. I totally feel you on this, I'm the same way. It took me a while to come to grips with the fact that my entries, with such a limited time, needed to be more on the fly and spontaneous instead of the well-thought out stuff I prefer to post normally. You're looking really good though. Keep up the good work and let me know if you need anything, it's what I'm here for.

  2. I'm having the same problem - I think I need to pace myself more... try to think of quick or short entries that I can make while still working on the more thoughtful ones that I was intending. Maybe by the end of the 'thon I'll have got into the swing of it! ;-)