Posted 12/18/2014 7:05 PM (GMT -6)
As this year comes to an end and a new one dawns, it causes many of us to look back. In the past, it has caused me to reflect on all of the horrible decisions I made.
Don't let your past define you!!!! I wasted years doing that.
This is not a sappy "look at me! I am cured!" post and if you interpret it that way I apologize. This past year has been one of extreme personal growth. Sometimes I was able to walk through my experiences on my own. At times, others drug me by my arms. And other times, people in my life carried me when I couldn't walk or stand on my own two feet.
I am not cured and I never will be. Depression will always be an illness for me- but I have chosen not to let it define me, control me, or manipulate me. Yes at times, I get caught up in the tornado of negative thinking. On most days, my coping skills are enough to fight the darkness. When they aren't enough, I know who I can reach out to.
Don't waste time looking back- it isn't worth it. Learn from your experiences and move forward.
You have value in this life. Treasure yourself.
My love to all-