Sometimes you just need someone to lie in the rain with you. No talking. No advice. Just simply being present in their life during their depression, whether it’s situational or chemical. I’m experiencing a little situational depression right now and I expect it to come and go when I least expect it until I’ve fully processed what I’m going through. I have tried to ignore it throughout the day by focusing on my advocacy but I have to accept it and feel it in order to work through it and get past it. Just know I’m resilient. I refuse to accept pity. I’m a survivor and I’m keeping my word to always be transparent throughout my journey with my mental health. If you’re currently or ever have experienced depression, you’re not alone ♥️
My birthday is tomorrow and I just wanted to take note of 38 things I've learned in the past 38 years:
1.) Family isn't always blood related
2.) Support your loved ones in their endeavors whether you like that journey for them or not.
3.) Once you turn 35, it's next to impossible to lose weight
4.) You're not too old to wear that.
5.) Dogs don't live long enough. Cherish time with your fur babies.
6.) It's never too late to mend a relationship with someone you care about.
7.) It is completely acceptable to not have kids.
8.) Those who you made fun of as kids still remember that. Never too late to say sorry.
9.) Life is too short to date narcissists.
10.) Never be embarrassed to be the first person on the dance floor.
11.) Your job does not define you.
12.) Never turn down an opportunity to travel.
13.) Being envious is just an opportunity to give someone a compliment.
14.) Leave after the first red flag. You're better than that, sis (and bro).
15.) Admit you have unconscious biases (because we all do).
16.) Always have a karaoke song picked out.
17.) Celebrate your birthday. The world is lucky to have you for another year.
18.) Don't feel bad turning down junk food if you're trying to be healthy. Good for you!
19.) Don't feel bad getting seconds at dinner. Good for you!
20.) Just because you don't understand it, doesn't make it stupid.
21.) Don't underestimate Gen Z. They're smarter than you think & will run the world one day.
22.) Don't be in a hurry to grow up.
23.) Don't fear getting older.
24.) Wear sunscreen.
25.) Visit your grandparents. You will miss them so much when they're gone.
26.) Just admit your mom was right about everything.
27.) Weed is not a gateway drug.
28.) Don't sleep on antiques. They're making a comeback.
29.) Don't start smoking cigarettes. It's close to impossible to quit.
30.) Know that you are good enough to be in the room with anyone. ANYONE.
31.) Buy lingerie for yourself.
32.) Take care of your mental health in every way possible.
33.) Read more.
34.) Keep your Christmas decorations up as long as you want.
35.) Embrace those who are different from you.
36.) Understand how important sleep is for your health.
37.) Stop saying sorry for things you shouldn't be sorry for.
38.) Call or text the person you love the most right now and tell them you love them.