Just when I thought I was making progress, last Monday hit like a tsunami, destroying everything in its path. •
I haven’t spent a night alone in 8 days. Knowing the thoughts that will enter my mind should I return to my empty apartment is literally too much to bear. •
However, this particular episode is proving to be an immense learning experience. It’s okay to rely on others for mental stability and support. It’s okay to cry in your parents arms openly. It’s okay to wipe your tears and make dry dad jokes. It’s okay to feel exactly what your body is telling you to feel. •
Depression isn’t a one-obstacle race. It’s an extremely difficult pathway, FULL of ups and downs, both of the most extreme extent. I don’t believe anyone has mastered this illness, nor do I know if anyone has beaten it. I do know, however, that I am surrounded by the MOST incredible, compassionate, and loving human beings. It is from their belief in me that I will feed the lost belief in myself. With their love, I can do anything. •
I will grow, rise, and stand stronger than I ever have before. Jenny 2.0, if you will. Let’s find our power, together.
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