After my rant the other day, and after challenging her friend about her triggering tweets, L posted this on her Tumblr blog. And no, she hadn’t read my ranty post. So proud. Not a fluffy effing rainbow in sight.
“It has taken me a long time to realise that there is so much more to life that mental illness and self destructive behaviours. We live in a culture where it is totally normal for someone to be self harming or not eating or suicidal. It’s so intense that people feel that if they don’t hate themselves or have a mental illness they won’t fit in. Truth is, yes life can throw total shit at you which can be really hard to deal with, but it’s okay to just be absolutely fine with how things are. It’s okay not to be lying when you say ‘I’m fine’ or not to be having therapy. We all must learn to actually LIVE our lives and be happy and enjoy the world, not stuck in vicious cycles that do nothing for us. There is so much more out there. Choose life, choose happiness, choose recovery and choose freedom because you only get one shot at life and you have to make the most of it. Rant over.”