Anyone can look happy #letthatsinkin ... what do you see in this picture? I guarantee it’s not the same as what I see... a woman in her mid twenties, she hurts, yet she plasters on a smile for those around her. Cries in the shower where no one can hear or see, then puts her face together to start her day. Takes more selfies when she’s upset, posts inspirational quotes in hopes that one will sink in, hit home. She hasn’t slept longer than 3-4 hours a night in months. She runs on one meal a day, sometimes two if she’s lucky. She apologizes faster than she can blink, sometimes not even knowing what is said. Apologizes for existing. Apologizing for simply being human. This woman has been broken, promised to, lied to, left and kicked out. And yet here she is, here I am, lost and searching for some slice of happiness to call my own. Yet I’m filled with this heavy unsettling feeling that these pieces will never fall into place.
Just remember the next time you think about your “always happy friend” that smiling and laughter are the best ways to lie. #knowthesigns #fakesmiles #ginger #gingerfam #gingerarmy #inkedupginger #inkedwomen #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #apicturesworthathousandwords #thepersonbehindthemask #whoareyouwhenimnotlooking #highfunctioningdepression