I’m embarrassed and ashamed of the fact that I can’t stop internalizing the words and actions of insecure bullies.
As I’ve written before, positivity can be toxic. In the throes of the COVID19 crisis, it’s important that we stay vigilant and call out actions that serve to shame those struggling with anxiety, depression, and other challenging circumstances.
What happens when an extrovert suddenly finds social interaction draining and exhausting? I’ve found out and I don’t like it.
We all carry things around with us, past hurts and slights, regrets and resentments, fears and hopes. As part of this process, I’m learning what I can leave behind.
Don’t beat yourself up because you didn’t realize I was depressed. I worked hard to make sure you couldn’t see it.