Today, my depression won. I didn’t want it to but it’s a part of living with GAD with Depression. I decided to give myself the space to be in it because I had the strength to say “I’m not okay.”
Our cat Morgan’s health has taken a nosedive but we are finding normalcy. This is also our first Turkey Day away from our families and traditions. Although we had the amazing opportunities to Facetime, it didn’t make it easier. We are so lucky to live where we do but we didn’t think we’d miss out on family and friend occasions this much.
Steven rallied up and made one of the best meals for the both of us I’ve ever had.
Thank you to Steven for handling me and my depression today with its crying, outbursts, and space. Thank you for all the family/friend calls and text messages.
Ya’ll: earn and use your Thanksgiving clapbacks. Understand, acknowledge, and challenge your privilege if “no politics” is a rule at your table. Acknowledge that this holiday is rooted in tragedy and no amount of culture washing can erase that. Be grateful for those family members around you because it gets harder and lovelier every year.
Just know it’s okay to not be okay.
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