It’s Okay to Not Be Okay / Be Kind To Yourself and Others

Below is something I posted on another social media platform and wanted to share with everyone here. I know it has been a long time since I have posted here… I am sorry, but also not. I am doing my best, and I actually have a few pieces I am working on which I am very excited to share once they are ready. Anyway, here goes…

So… I have been pretty depressed lately. Particularly the past week or so. I am very good at masking this (usually), as I have been overcoming such things for as long as I can remember, so unless I wanted you to know, you might not have had a clue.

I do not share this for your pity, your condolences, or even for your support. I don’t do pity, condolences are for a loss and I don’t plan on losing, and I have a superb support network, for which I am extremely grateful, every person and every self-care technique I have acquired, every instinct that compels me to reach out to them, and every blessing in my life for which none of us here can take credit.

I say this because not everyone is able to face these things alone and not everyone is so fortunate to have a support network. Not everyone is even at a place where they can begin to work on such things… The hierarchy of needs is unforgiving. I say this because we need to normalize mental and emotional health challenges, and work together to create a world where we can all feel comfortable as ourselves, in our skin overall and in how we are doing in the present moment.

We are all at different places in our lives, in our hearts, in our minds. It is so important to show kindness and compassion, to whoever you might meet, as well as forgiveness and patience with yourself and others when anger or resentment take hold. Stand up for what you believe is right, doing so with understanding, remembering that at the end of the day, we are all human. We all just want to love and to be loved… And we are often very, very flawed in our expressions thusly.

Tldr; it’s okay to not be okay. Be kind, to others and yourself.

Love you all so much.

Stay well.

-Aurora 💙

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