A letter to…

#triggerwarning

#mentalhealth


You ask why,
Why did I change?
What was the need?

Why can’t things be like they were before?

And I said this then, and I say this now, “to break the cycle.”

Because

Every time I see you, I know the sorrow in your eyes,
for all the years, you shut yourself in and continue to do so.

Every time I see you, I see your struggle to cope,
to change the unchangeable, and to live a life that is deemed perfect.

Every time I see you, I know the happiness in your eyes,
for despite what your words say, your eyes say they can relate.

Because

I see you now as I have not before.

I see you as two individuals, the one who is related to me,
and the other who is struggling to relate with self.

I might disagree with the former but empathize with the latter.

But in either case, both are forgiven.

Because

Forgiving is not the same as forgetting.
But forgiving helped me move forward for the better.

And, I recommend the same to you, forgive yourself.
I understand the path might not be easy, but it is time now.

It is time to let go of your demons and to embrace yourself.
For the person you are. Different than those around.

But still, a person who deserves a chance at life. A happy one.


Author: Anusha

Anusha is an IT professional with a hobby in writing and passionate about the subject of mental health. She spent the more significant part of my life reading/watching anything horror, thriller, and true crime. Human psychology intrigues her, and she is that one person who sits in a crowded place and observes. Observes what it is like to be in someone's shoes or the thoughts that run through their mind as they race through this fast-paced world. Her motto in life is, there is always more to learn and a reason to always simile. Her spirit animal is either Tigger or Po; on occasions, a mix of both. Warning - she won't shut up about food and coffee.

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