Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The SemiColon Project

By now I'm sure that most of you have heard of Project SemiColon. Started in 2013, it was started to show support for those who battle depression and suicide and has now grown to include all mental health issues. Originally, people were encouraged to draw a semicolon on their wrist to show their support for those who battle with depression. It has since turned into a global movement and semicolon tattoos are showing up everywhere!!

I really liked the idea of the semicolon tattoo. As someone who has battled depression and suicidal thoughts in the past as well as my current struggle with anxiety, the idea of showing my support on my skin ran pretty deep. So a few weeks ago, I added myself to the list of those who were their struggle on their skin.

I proudly rock that on my right wrist (I'm right handed) so that I can see it every time I look down and I'm reminded of where I've been and how hard I've worked to get to where I am now.

I still have bad days. I still have days where the voice in my head is louder then the one in my heart. And my current struggles have not made life any easier. But I have an amazing family and great friends and they help me to remember that it's ok to have a bad day. It's alright to fail and struggle and that you don't have to be happy everyday. Somedays are just going to suck and be miserable. But waking up the next morning and getting back out there is a huge deal.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all, I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
                                                                                                                 - Agatha Christie

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