"I always hear ‘It’s okay not to be okay’ and for a while I needed to hear that, but there was something else I needed to hear but didn’t realize until today. I was struggling with guilt about moving on and leaving the past behind and healing myself.
My therapist said this:
‘It’s okay to be okay. It is okay to move on. It is okay to heal. It is okay to be happy. It is okay to be alright. You are not deserting anyone. You are not abandoning the people still in the dark place. You are taking care of yourself and there is NOTHING wrong with that.’"

thempress:

People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

(via air-xx)

"What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it."

megachikorita:

you kids these days with your rapidly growing concern for the state of the world and your knowledge of important issues at increasingly younger ages despite having been told your opinions don’t matter by the adults who put you in these situations

(Source: auxiliaryanimorphs, via mychemicalrecovering)

"'Do you just not like food?' they ask, as if the reason why we have eating disorders is an inherent aversion to food. The thing they don't understand is that we love food, sometimes more than the average person, and sometimes that's why we have eating disorders. Pushing underneath the need for control and coping, there is that love for food, the love we fear will make us eat until there is no tomorrow, the fear that it will make us gain 10,000 pounds overnight or become our worst nightmare: the bigger version of ourselves or the versions we see in the mirror. We love food, the taste, the textures, the explosive flavors. We don't take it for granted because we never know the next time we'll be allowed to eat it or keep it down. We have secret affairs with it and eat it in private, because if we brought it out in public we believe we'd be shamed and ridiculed. But don't ever think we don't like food, because no matter how much we pretend like we don't, or that we forgot to eat, or that we were too sick to chew and swallow, there was a bigger part of us that weeped, the part of us that doesn't want to be trapped in this hell, the part of us who would love to eat normally but just…can't."
- Lydia @ edcynic (via edcynic)

(Source: edcynic, via mychemicalrecovering)

1 day ago
"

Mental illness is not like make up. You cannot apply it in the morning then remove at home where there is no one around. It will not make people love you more. You cannot put on a coat of depression, dust on anxiety, draw on your self injuries and spray your bulimia. It is not something so people think you are beautiful, Mental illness is not beautiful.

Mental illness is a disease to the brain. It makes you sick, the voices that you hear are no one else’s but your own. You get tired of things that you once loved, you get tired of people you once loved. Sometimes, you get so scared to go outside that you’d rather die inside your room. You hate yourself and hate yourself, you have no other way to express it but to draw blood. You remember that there are 49 calories in an apple but forget how to smile.

It is not like make up. You are not playing ‘Mommy’ or ‘Grown Ups’ It will not make you any more or less beautiful. So please stop pretending and romanticising mental illness.

"
3 days ago