May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I haven’t written anything in a while but I wanted to let everyone know I’m still here.
I’ve been having a tough time lately struggling with self doubt, demons, darkness but I’m still here.
I’ve had days where it has been hard to keep moving forward but I’m still here.
There have been days where it has felt impossible to ignore that voice in my head that says I’m not good enough/strong enough/kind enough/smart enough, the one that says I’m a burden to everyone in my life and everyone would be better off without me but I’m still here.
I’ve been taking my meds, practicing my self care, checking the things off my list, and I’m still here.
And if you’re reading this you are too. And I am so glad. Let’s remember this month (and always really) that it is okay to not be okay and that the best thing we can do is to just be here for each other broken brains and all. Because the only thing worse than living in the darkness is having to handle it all on your own. Let’s do everything we can to never have to do that.
I’m here if you need me. No judgement. Just an open heart, a listening ear, and a shoulder to cry on if you need it.
Love to all of you, the unconditional kind.