Welcome to the simplified story of my life.
First, when I was born, I was already causing problems.
I grew up as a misfit. Nobody liked me, and I had no friends. I was bullied mercilessly.
In my teens, anxiety started to consume me.
I wondered what was happening to me. I thought I was going crazy.
I knew I was different.
I was so depressed, all I wanted to do was stay in bed all day.
I couldn’t think clearly.
My dog told me to snap out of it.
But no matter what I did, I was still miserable.
And I just wanted to die.
But I got tired of being sick and tired. I wanted to escape it all.
But I knew escape wasn’t the answer. I had to find hope somewhere, anywhere.
But I couldn’t find any.
I became tired of others telling me just to smile, or things weren’t that bad, or that I had it better than most.
So I started to find my own reasons to live.
And look for things to make me laugh.
In addition to strong meds
I started to slowly feel better, and I found strength in places I wouldn’t have imagined.
Life still isn’t perfect. There are still bumps in the road.
But things are better. I can finally feel the sun again.
And sometimes I feel like dancing, too.
So don’t give up. Always look for the positive.
And do whatever it takes to recover.
Talk to yourself lovingly.
Yes, you ARE cool and awesome!
You are more marvelous than you could ever believe!
You’ll be amazed at your progress before you even realize it.
Thanks for reading the simplified story of my life as told through Gifs.