I hid my cannabis use for many years. Only a handful of people knew I self-medicated. I was afraid I’d be judged, deemed a bad mother— I had so many fears. Then, I applied the same thinking as I do with my mental health. Instead of focusing on the negative (my fears), I’d focus on the positive. So what was more important? My fears, ego, uncertainty? Or sharing my positive message and maybe help others open up about their cannabis use? Once I got to that point, it was an easy decision. And honestly, I’m still terrified and afraid of being judged sometimes.