Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jennifer P - that's me!

Hi All! Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself. I'm glad to be part of this blog. I am the founder of the White Friday campaign and Facebook page. Carrie did an outstanding job describing what it is and why it exists. I wanted to honor Robin Williams, frankly. I was upset about his passing, and I felt that no one else should die from suicide. Period. Robin was one of my idols, a brilliant man, comedic genius, and outstanding dude. But he had horrible demons. Hor-ri-ble. White Friday started off as a tribute to Robin, and sort of morphed into a support network, and my passion. Annually, we will wear white on a Friday in August, and take and post selfless with #whitefriday. The idea behind this is to show support for those battling depression disorders. "Well, who are you and what do YOU know about depression?" I have anxiety that I have battled my entire life. As a child, I had horrendous separation anxiety. It wasn't until quite recently when I began to realize that anxiety was the root of a lot of things for me. I'm currently BFFs with Zoloft, and plan to be for probably the remainder of my life. Ever since I started White Friday, I've been able to open up about my anxiety. I used to mask it, mainly because I didn't know what was making me feel like this or why, how, etc. If White Friday helps only one person, I've successfully done my job. Please feel free to take a look at our Facebook page, "Well, where did the name White Friday come from?" Simple: white = light. Depression is viewed as dark and gloomy. Those of us who battle it need to find our light, and shine bright! Friday was also the day I chose to have everyone wear white. Plus, it may or may not be a play on "Black Friday", as in the biggest shopping day of the year! ;) As I said before, this is my passion. I've since added two AMAZING page editors/admins to the campaign. We have some great stuff in the works! (Maybe a website coming up soon…)

I'm also planning to blog about my upcoming IVF treatment. For anyone with fertility issues, you know it is not fun. For me, it helps to write about it. I should be starting over Thanksgiving and having the procedure around Christmas.

Please forgive me if I don't blog right, or something. This is my first rodeo as a blogger. I'm kind of liking this. :)

It's nice to "meet" all of you.

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry darlin', you're doin just fine. No one here is going to judge you or insult you...and if they do, they have to deal with *my* wrath. This rodeo'll suit you just fine, cowgirl!