Welcome to Mind Over Mainstream, my little corner of the internet!

I decided several years ago that I was interested in starting a blog, but I honestly wasn’t quite sure where to begin.  I landed on Mind Over Mainstream because I have always known that my thoughts and ideas tend to march to the beat of their own drum and I wanted a place where I could express them and discuss my experiences.

When I first started my blog, I didn’t really know which direction it would follow.  Fairly superficial posts about parenting and music evolved into heavy, difficult topics like mental illness.  The latter is what I have realized is my niche, so to speak.  It’s something I battle daily and I experience it deep within my bones.  It’s a subject that is often considered taboo or humiliating and many people feel uncomfortable opening up and sharing their stories, for one reason or another.

So I decided that I wanted to use this platform to give a voice to the voiceless.  To inspire people to come out of the woodwork and talk about their own experiences with mental illness.  To help others feel less alone.

I will continue to write about a variety of topics, but mental illness is one that I feel very passionately about and have found that it is my calling to discuss it in a way that others might be afraid to.  I am pulling away the rug and exposing it for what it is.  A difficult, overwhelming battle that too many people experience every day but often suffer in silence.  I refuse to be silent any longer.