I love promoting other blogs as part of the Blog of the Day, and I’m sure that you’ll love this one just as much as I do.
Only See Your Good Side is almost an online journal and is created by Becky Balfourth. Her ‘About’ page explains how she is using the blog in a similar way to me, as a form of therapy.
‘After dealing with mental health problems since I was about 13, I have been diagnosed with bipolar. I also have problems with alcohol abuse, self harm and sometimes eating. Recently, I am trying to deal with my problems in an effective, honest, positive, sustainable way. I fail a lot, slip up a lot, stand up again and fear the fall every time. This year, so far, has been a bit of a disaster but in between times there’s hope. This blog is meant to be a positive way to work through what’s going on, connect with other people in similar situations, and remind myself as often as possible that at least I’m trying.
The name is taken from a Biffy Clyro song, “God & Satan” and the idea is that life/ relationships/ etc are about trying to focus on someone’s good side, and believe in that. I’ll only see your good side… and believe it’s a miracle. It’s easy to see others’ good sides, point them out, hold them up, try to make them seen. If only it were as easy to appreciate our own good sides, it’d be a miracle…’
It takes a certain amount of courage to be as honest as that, and her posts are frank and beautifully written. I know there are a number of you who are going through the same thing, and I think it’s great that so many of you who always offer such fantastic support, Becky included.
You can find Becky’s blog at http://www.balfourthrb.wordpress.com – hop on over and say hi! Follow, reblog, RT, share – let’s show her some blog love!