Having mental illness does not define me. Nor does it have to define you either. You are strong, resilient, capable and worthy.
It is entirely frustrating to accept that this will be a cycle for the rest of my life, that I cannot forever be the sunny individual my public persona conveys; a mask so convincing that even I fall for...until I find myself alone again.
I have just recently become more creative. I'm using this as an outlet to be in a more positive head space and to increase my self esteem and view of my value in society.
Truly, change is inevitable for us all at one time or another. And when you remain hopeful, and keep on moving forward. You find yourself in unexpected places where miracles happen. Believe!
So many times we hear stories of people "suffering" with mental illnesses. But often times it didn't feel like suffering. It felt like coping in silence. Which I guess to some extent is the same thing.