This is a letter to the you that feels all the joys and sorrows of life with intensity. The you that feels as if you’re drowning in struggle with your lungs filled with pain. The you that feels passion that ignites your soul on fire. The you that feels clouded with depression so dark that you get lost. The you that feels uncontrollable giggles of giddiness. The you that feels so angry you scream with frustration. The you that feels overwhelming amounts of peace and gratitude that it sends chills running through your body.
I know that the voice in your head gets loud. Spotlighting all of your flaws and insecurities. Yelling at you to stop crying. Laughing at you for being sensitive. Artfully convincing you that you’re alone.
When it feels like you’re losing in this second, hold onto the moments that left you laughing until you cried. Grasp the tender joys that filled your soul. Cling to the passion that once ignited the fire within you.
I know sometimes all you want to do is give up, but I’m here to tell you that it’s not worth it. You need to keep going. You need to keep breathing. You have a purpose. You are worth it.
Its okay not to be okay. You are allowed to feel all the things. You cannot feel shear happiness without immense pain. I know it’s scary in the dark. Uncertainty is uncomfortable and exposing. But can you put your trust in me? I promise this isn’t forever. The good always comes back.
I love you,
Thank you @madisonmsigler ( Rapture&Co ) for capturing all of my feels over a span of months. We started this project in hopes to shed light on the many faces that mental illness holds. It looks different every minute, hour, day. Some days it looks glamorous and freeing. Other days it feels as if I can’t take another breath. But every day I fight. Every day I cannot give up on myself because this world needs one of me and this world needs one of you.