I began to withdraw from my friends. My thoughts became darker, the fun of prom fading into a fog.
nothing will completely take away that loss, but processing the feelings surrounding it are so very important.
It feels as if the weight is inescapable and the darkness beneath it, blinding. Slowly, it’s suffocating you.
No matter how hard we try to make others happy in the way we speak or how we act, we continue to feel lonely and unloved.
We can choose to succumb to the lies, or we can acknowledge the truth and grow. Accepting truth, walking in perseverance, and embracing bravery can decrease the power that certain anxieties have over us.
Because without listening, we won’t hear, and without hearing, we won’t grow, and without growth, we won’t change. So, listen.