To the one still hurting:
You go through an extremely tough time, and people magically expect you to be okay the next day. You feel like you already disappointed people once, and you don’t want to do it again by showing that you’re not okay. Stress and sadness overfills your heart with all the heartache and depression that you’re so afraid to show people.
To the one still hurting: I’m literally in your place!
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I struggle every day with my depression and anxiety. When I came to Drew, people had such high expectations for me and I feel like I let them down in the worst way. I feel like they just assumed I got better and I didn’t want to show them that I was nowhere near okay. I wanted to literally go apologize to them for letting them
down, but then I realized the person I really needed to apologize to was myself, for loving everyone but me.
Recovery takes time and it’s okay not to be okay. I have to teach myself every day that I matter and that I too have a purpose. We are all fighters on the inside so never give up on yourself or your dreams!!
The author of this article has requested to remain anonymous.