For whoever needs to hear it:
Stop letting social media convince you everyone has it together, because they don’t.
Someone messaged me yesterday and very kindly said I hide my anxiety effectively.
And I do.
But that’s not real life.
I stress and get angry and I cry and I feel overwhelmed.
Yesterday I did all of those things in the middle of the street while walking the dog.
It’s okay to not be okay.
Just know you’re not alone.
And the same people you think have it all together, definitely do not.
(For the record: In the grand scheme of life, I am absolutely fine! I am healthy and blessed, just overwhelmed. It happens. The point of this is to say, don’t compare yourself to what you see on social media.)
The 🔦 at the end of the tunnel.
Also, as I look at this picture I feel the need to give a special shoutout to Rita Rip for forcing me to wear my headgear to correct a gnarly overbite.
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