1 – It’s going to hurt… a lot.
2 – But you’re going to be thankful for that pain one day. Simply because its all that’s left to remind you you’re alive.
3 – The world owes you nothing… and cares even less.
4 – So you’ve got to get up, get dressed and care about yourself …Every. Single. Day.
5 – Don’t feel guilty. Just because you don’t have the worst life that was ever lived, doesn’t invalidate how you feel now. Pain is relative. Say it everyday. Pain is relative.
6 – Food is about to become your best friend.
It’s better to be fat than dead.
7 – You’re going to lose a huge part of yourself. Good bits and bad bits.
8 – And you’ve got to let them go. You can’t fight to keep who you were and battle depression at the same time. Depression is too strong. You have to let go or you could end up with nothing.
9 – The people that notice something’s wrong and stick by you are the only people you need in your life. They can’t take the pain away – but they wish they could.
10 – And the people that don’t? You’re going to have let them go too. And that means saying goodbye to another life a happier you could have had.
11 – You can’t fight everyday. If you do it’ll turn you into something you don’t want to be. Find a day, every once in a while, and just let it wash over you. Let depression through your defences and swamp your entire being. Face that fear.
12 – Because tomorrow you’re going to get the fuck up and fight back.
13 – You’re not going to let depression take everything from you.
14 – You aren’t just a victim. You’re a somebody. Somebody with a life. A family. POTENTIAL.
15 – You might never win this war. You might always have depression, but don’t you think for one mother-fucking minute that you’ll always be depressed.
16 – Some days you’ll be happy and hopeful and at peace with the world. Some days you won’t. Those days aren’t failures…they’re reminders…
17 – …of just how far you’ve come…
18 – …and how strong you are now.
19 – So you do you Honey-Boo.
20 – And remember what a God-damned champion you are…
21 -…Because every single part of you deserves to be happy.