Its easys when others are around and you are busy with the day to day tasks to hold on that mask. That front that everythings okay and your not struggling or hurting, but then when day turns to night and all you are left with are your thoughts, you truely let down that mask. This is the scarest part of the day because this is the time your head can dissect every mistake you made, make you doubt any accomplishments you have made and really eat away at that little bit of happiness you may have dared to feel.

Its been 4 days of my new routine and I felt like the fog had finally begun to lift and then I hit the stumbling block of life and I am knocked back. Not all the way, but just enough to make me wonder… Why does it have to be so hard?

— Ashley Jacklyn



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