While community and friends are important in real life and online, I cannot rely on outside sources to give me validation. I need to become comfortable with the fact that I am valid, regardless of external feedback.
I'm so thankful I'm alive. Life isn't perfect, but its worth living. Some days are harder than others, but I love being able to take hot showers/baths, pet cats and dogs, and interact with people I care about it.
“I know you used to be depressed for a long time, and I want to know what your motivation was to change something to not live that way anymore?”
“I think it’s important to have something to do, something to look forward to, and something to love. If you have those three things in place, then…it is not a cure-all for depression…it’s not a cure-all for mental health issues…but it’s a place to hang your hat. It’s something around which you can build your day. It’s a starting off; it’s a foundation, at least…to go from there.”
- Wentworth Miller at German Comic con, 09. 12. 2017.
I do not owe it to anyone to be kind and perfect all the time. I am a real person with depth and emotions and I'm entitled to a bad day. It's not healthy to ignore or continually compartmentalize my negative emotions because others find them unappealing.
Recently, I cut my hair short and I love it. I've always been complimented by society on my long hair, but the upkeep made me miserable. I decided to get it cut pretty short and I'm so glad I did. Its easier to maintain, lighter, and I feel so pretty. It makes me wonder what else I've been doing for other people in my life that secretly make me more miserable.