It’s been awhile since I’ve written an inspirational post. Sorry about that. I know people (myself included) need encouragement and today is one of the days I need to write some words for myself.
Do you ever have those moments where you’re on the edge? Not “on edge” or annoyed by things, but actually on the edge. There’s no reason for it that I can think of, but at the moment I feel like I’m standing on the edge of a cliff with my toes hanging over the side–wall at my back. I’m not trying to jump off the edge, but the wall is pushing me closer to falling.
I’m not trying to be dramatic. Maybe it’s just “one of those days” like they say. Anxious. Needing to be alone, but can’t. Chest tightening with each breath as I tell myself to take deeper breaths and keep smiling when people walk by so they don’t ask what’s wrong. Because…I don’t know. I don’t know what’s wrong. I’m just on the edge.
If you’re on this edge with me today, know you aren’t alone. And tomorrow will be better–or even the next hour could allow you to take that step backwards that you need to breathe again.
I rarely get panic attacks and whatever is happening today isn’t one at all, but this post helped me feel a little better today. Don’t be afraid to reach out and talk about mental illness.