Many people have asked me why I decided to open Nethergrave, and I wanted to take the time to write a detailed guide explaining my motivations. I hope this will help people understand my decision and perhaps encourage others to do the same.
I should start by saying that I am not a mental health professional, and I cannot diagnose or treat mental health conditions. I am simply sharing my own experience in the hopes that it will be helpful to others.
I have always been a highly sensitive person, and as a child, I was often teased for being too sensitive. I was the kid who cried at school when someone said something mean to me, and I was the one who got upset when I saw someone get hurt.
As I got older, I realized that my sensitivity was both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it made me more compassionate and empathetic than most people. I could feel the pain of others more deeply, and I was drawn to helping those who were suffering.
On the other hand, my sensitivity also made me more prone to anxiety and depression. I was constantly worrying about things that might happen, and I was often overwhelmed by the sadness and pain I saw in the world.
In my 20s, I started to see a therapist to help me deal with my anxiety and depression. This was a very helpful process, and I learned a lot about myself and how to cope with my sensitive nature.
One of the things I realized is that I need to protect myself from too much stimulation. I can’t handle constant noise, bright lights, and chaotic situations. I need time alone to recharge, and I need to be very careful about who and what I allow into my life.
I also realized that I need to find ways to express my sensitivity in a healthy way. I love art, music, and nature, and these things help me to feel connected to something bigger than myself.
After years of therapy, I have come to a place where I am more accepting of my sensitivity. I have also found ways to manage it so that it doesn’t overwhelm me.
One of the things I have found most helpful is writing. Writing about my experiences has been a way to process them and to share my story with others.
I decided to start Nethergrave because I wanted to create a safe space for other highly sensitive people. I wanted to create a place where we could share our stories and support each other.
I also wanted to create a resource for people who are interested in learning more about high sensitivity. I believe that understanding and acceptance are the first steps to coping with this trait.
If you are a highly sensitive person, I hope that you will find Nethergrave to be a safe and supportive space. If you are not highly sensitive, I hope that you will learn something from reading the stories and articles on this site.
Please feel free to share your own story in the comments section, or to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for reading, and I hope you find Nethergrave to be a helpful and informative resource.