Figured today was a good day to share my first tattoo with you guys, and a little bit of what it means to me, beyond just being a constant reminder to be compassionate with myself
one year ago today I intentionally overdosed, so I just wanted to take a moment to express how important it’s been to me to have such a positive experience with recovery, I felt so guilty about being mentally ill & so inconsistent, i refused to admit I was sick & that I needed help. I pushed myself too hard all the time to be “happy”but happy wasn’t healthy for me,constantly yo-yoing from a manic state to a depressive state was dangerous, & extremely self destructive on both sides. So I just want to remind everyone who’s struggling to practice self compassion and to speak up if you need help, Therapy and medication doesn’t make you weak or any less than anyone else. Allow yourself to have bad days but don’t let the bad eclipse the good, allow yourself to grow and change, surround yourself with friends and family who do their best to understand you and positively impact your life, and most of all remember our losses and our failures do not define us even if you’re feeling overwhelmed by them. #firsttattoo #ladispute #thecastlebuilders #mentalhealth #therapy #isthisoversharing?
(Probs) #stayhealthy #recovery