Depression does not always mean beautiful girls are shattering at the wrists, a glorified, heroic battle for your sanity or mothers that never got the chance to say goodbye
Sometimes depression means not getting out of bed for three days because your feet refuse to believe that they will not shatter upon impact with the floor
Sometimes depression means that summoning the willpower to go downstairs and do the laundry is the most impressive thing you accomplish that week
Sometimes depression means lying on the floor, staring at the ceiling for hours because you cannot convince your body that it is capable of movement
Sometimes depression means not being able to write for weeks because the only words you have to offer the world are trapped and drowning…and I swear to God I’m trying
Sometimes depression means that every single bone in your body aches but you have to keep going through the motions because you are not allowed to call in to work depressed
Sometimes depression means ignoring every phone call for an entire month because yes, they have the right number…but you’re not the person they’re looking for, not anymore
Sometimes depression is a long road we travel, but no matter what has happened in the past…we always have a road ahead of us and WE decide how we travel it. There is treatment for depression, there is help out there, but you have to be willing to seek it and use it. You are not alone.