Every email I get asking for help/guidance/advice/whatever has me that much more determined that DAMMIT! I WILL DO THIS FOR A LIVING EVEN IF IT DOES TAKE ME 20 YEARS TO MAKE IT SO!!!!
Then of course I’ll also continue to help people the best I can through my site and email. Only, without the disclaimer that I’m not a professional, etc etc etc.
And while it breaks my heart that this week has seen 2 people who are in a place they feel they need to reach for help, I am happy that they both felt comfortable to reach out for it. And I’m always honored to do the best damn job that I can to help.
It gives me purpose. An identity and reason that is all mine and not dedicated to my kids. I’m not just mom, wife, daughter, etc. I have an identity all my own that I’m trying to do good with. To create positive change with. And while I HAVE to be there for my kids because I created them, I choose to be there for you who read these words. And feeling that I’ve helped someone, however much, gives me meaning. And it gives my BPD purpose if it means I can use my experience from it to help others.
All that was to say, please never hesitate to shoot me a line for whatever your need is. I can help track down DBT, give basic advice if you just need an unbiased opinion, or simply listen and hold your hand in spirit.