“I haven’t been ok. This year, my self-confidence was shattered and I developed anxiety and depression. At the same time loved ones have been dealing with cancer and illness; problems so much larger than my own. This kept me from admitting that I was not ok. I have gone missing from social media because I didn’t want to present a fake highlights real, but I also wasn’t ready to let anyone into the reality.
I am getting better, and I have so much gratitude for everyone and everything that I do have.
It’s ok to not be ok. Choose kindness and forgiveness if someone hurts you. They are most likely going through something difficult and projecting that on you. Remember your value. Focus on what makes you happy. Lastly, don’t be afraid to seek help, from loved ones, from colleagues, from a professional, from anyone.
Today I pledge to be real and to speak up when I’m not ok. Sending love to anyone who needs it.”