From starting therapy, to working on my first music project, I can finally say I’m happy again. After dealing with depression on and off for a year, I’m in a better mental place. I found out that God’s love and self-love was all I needed to get through those dark moments in my life. I made a promise to myself to always put myself first, and to make sure that I am comfortable in any situation that I encounter. I’ve awarded myself with love and consistency that only I could give; it has been very refreshing.
After going to therapy and explaining to my therapist about the things I’ve been dealing with, he informed me that I was dealing with people who may have reached their capacity of what they had to offer me, and that it was time to let them go. It sounds selfish to just let people go because they’re not doing what I want them to do, right? WRONG!!!!! EVERYONE deserves to have like-minded people around them. If I show you love, I strongly believe that I should receive it in return. Find yourself a neighbor and say RECIPROCITY!!
Consistency is something that I’ve wanted from other people, but I’ve discovered that it’s what I’ve needed from myself all along. I made other’s actions strive toward my own destiny, but I’ve learned that my destiny has nothing to do with others. Realizing this helped me with my depression. I had to make all the necessary changes to get to where I am today.
I encourage this to anyone who is going through depression. You may feel unimportant by loved ones or friends, but now is the time to take a step back and give yourself everything you’ve wanted and needed. The songs say, “You’ve got to love yourself, before you love anybody else.”