it gets better. it never seems like it will.
i was trying to outline for a novel that sort of isn't working for me right now but i came up with a thought. it's probably not original but i had never really thought about it this way before: if you're in the middle of a shadow, that means there's light somewhere and you just have to get around whatever is blocking that light.
i don't know why it came to mind to post this today but i decided to in case someone needs it right now :)
whatever it is-- school, losing a friend or family member, depression, anxiety or just a bad day... your feelings are completely valid. we tell ourselves that they aren't SO often and we start to believe it.
it feels awful because we know that we're upset or having these feelings but at the same time telling ourselves that they don't matter. telling ourselves that we don't have it bad enough to be feeling that way. that we aren't sick enough to get help.
but feelings don't really ask permission. they can be affected even by super small seeming things-- have you noticed how much the dreary weather can affect your emotions??? or how when you're hungry it's easier to be angry or upset?
these things don't make your feelings invalid even though we sometimes use them as excuses. yes, if you're upset and hungry, eat something! you may feel better and if not, (or not entirely) remember it's okay to feel that way sometimes.
just felt like this could be helpful to someone today :) was thinking of all of you and really, really want to see y'all have amazing days and great lives. you're not alone and it gets better. trust me.
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Christy ~ currently trying to figure out what’s wrong with me