15 years ago I was in a drastically different place
I love going for drives and blasting music. It clears my head like nothing else & it’s gotten me through some pretty shitty times. Today I was listening to old school @eminem
For anyone who listens to him you know some of the lyrics can be pretty fucked up lol 😂
When I was growing up @eminem is all I listened to. For the longest time I felt as though he was the only one who could understand. He rapped about things that I related to on such a deep level but couldn’t talk about
▪️Lack of a father/parental figure
▪️Drug and alcohol abuse
▪️Suicide and dark thoughts
Growing up (elementary – middle school) was a very dark & lonely time. I genuinely felt the weight of the world on my shoulders…but no one knew. I never talked to anyone about it and I just handled it on my own.
I thought no one could relate. So I said nothing
I wanted to be strong for my family so I put on a front.
Something we’ve all done
This role that I took on caused a lot of damage in my young adult life…
▪️Not knowing how to ask for help
▪️Putting others and their happiness before my own
It didn’t have to be that way.
TBH I don’t really know why I am making this post other than the fact that I know people will relate to it.
The sooner we realise that being open, honest & vulnerable is the answer, the sooner we can all heal.
Were stronger when we can move as a unit
…When we can work through personal situations as a team
…When we can be vulnerable.
…When we can talk about our mistakes
…When we can admit that were suffering
I’ve lost a lot
I‘ve made a lot of mistakes
And I’ve been in some really dark places
…I’m sure you have too
Coming from someone who has been through hell & back, I hope I can help others grow and see the value in bettering themselves REGARDLESS of where they came from. There’s no competition. There’s no easier or harder life… we’ve all experienced pain.… Let this be a reminder that you CAN get through it, you’re not alone, & it DOES get better
Sending you love 🙏🏼❤️