The following are words for those who battle a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety, or another darkness. This is me reminding you that you’re not abnormal, you’re not inferior, and your life is incredibly meaningful.
What does an honest life look like?…Maybe that’s why I wanted to be an actor, because it comes so easily to me. I’ve heard it said that I wear my heart on my sleeve, but deep down inside I know that’s not always true. I want to be applauded, so I hide behind appearances, talent, titles, and associations as I wear a broken smile and bow for the invisible audience.
How blind we can be in our own folly, holding the knife in our own backs as we desperately search for the assassin.
There are nights like tonight where I feel that the words are just stuck inside me, begging me to make sense of them.
What if we began to speak life into the darkness? What if we began to invite others to share their stories, to share their fears, to share their dreams, to share their doubts, and to share their hopes?