I don't know how familiar you are with the world of Twitter chats. Basically, they're a fun way of interacting with other bloggers while answering questions & just chatting in general. Unfortunately, lately I feel like the chats have turned into an all-around feast for advertising blogs and no one really paid attention to the conversation anymore.

Enter #crazybloggers.

The mastermind behind The Persephone Complex, a blog I've loved almost obsessively for a few months now, set up this open minded chat, completely different from the usual 'What's your favourite beauty product for fall?' to 'Do you think posting risqué content would diminish your readership?' I am completely in love with this idea, in love with Holly, in love with being open about ourselves. Why shouldn't we post about things that are considered taboo - by doing so, we are only admitting that they are exactly that, and they shouldn't be.

I write content for my blog daily, yet there is a lot of stuff I don't talk about.

I don't tell you I take four pills every day.
I don't discuss the fact they made me gain over 30 pounds.
I don't tell you about my high school experience, which was truly abysmal.
I've never told you how awkward I was, how I thought no one would ever love me.
I didn't even discuss my depression and history of self harming, even though I promised I would.

You know, bloggers sometimes put up a front - at least I know I do. I pretend everything is so picture perfect, when in reality, sometimes I can barely hold it together. I write daily content for Nothin' Fancy. Really., I work full time, I'm trying to start so many new projects, I'm in a serious relationship. But I also have Borderline Personality Disorder with severe anxiety and panic attacks, I can't really look at myself when I'm not wearing clothes, I still have the urge to scratch my arms like I used to years ago. But on this blog and social media, I pretend like I'm such a fun, carefree person. Like I don't have a care in the world.

I'm not saying I'm unhappy. Actually, this is the happiest I've been in, well, ever. But I'm not perfect nor will I ever be. I want to open people's eyes and make them see that this is perfectly normal. No, it's not okay that you're unhappy, but other people feel this way, too. What you need to know is that you can get help! If you ever need to talk to someone, you can always write me an anonymous e-mail at nothinfancyreally@gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you.

This post doesn't have much of a point, does it? I guess I wanted to ask you whether you'd like me to talk about more serious topics sometimes. I'd love to discuss anything and everything, but sometimes I feel so limited and afraid. I'm being small-minded - I know. I want us to strive to a more open community, to help each other and better ourselves. And sometimes, it won't do any good to hide in that dark corner of your room you've deemed to be your safe place. Sometimes you need to open up and discover yourself - because it is only then that you will realize how beautiful you are.
What kind of topic would you like to discuss? Anything goes!