"- Sade Andria Zabala | Thought of the Day: Self-Discovery (via the-healing-nest)
I understood myself only after I destroyed myself.
And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was."
You are allowed to grieve the years you lost to mental illness. You’re allowed to be mad that it happened to you. You’re allowed to pine after the person you might have been had it been different. But don’t let that get in the way of your growing into your new self and following a wholly new path for your life.
"If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go."-
Steve Maraboli (via purplebuddhaproject)
This includes yourself. If you can only look back at who you were and the mistakes you’ve made, then that version of you - they need to go.(via liquid-diamonds-flowing)
I had my last therapy session today. 9 months after starting and I feel like I’ve been given a second chance at life. I never realised how deeply the trauma had affected me. How it had seeped into every cell of my body and tainted every second of the last 8 years of my life. The relief of not having to carry around this enormous sense of pain and grief is indescribable. The past 9 months have been full of vulnerability and reflection, with every therapy session pushing me more and more to challenge the thought processes that have dominated my life since I was 10. I urge anyone who is suffering to seek help, whether that be from a friend, a family member, or a professional. You do not need to suffer in silence. Accepting you need help and seeking the support of others does not mean you are weak, if anything I think it proves just how strong you are that you are able to go against your inner demons and get help in beating them.
Don’t let the world make you hard and heavy. All beautiful things are wild and free