"Not all disabilities are visible."
I try really hard not to complain out loud to too many people ….
Only a few ppl close to me really know what I’m going though….
Most people just judge bc they don’t understand….
I usually only share pretty selfies and highlights here bc nobody wants to dwell on a painful reality but every now and then I need to vent….
I say this with a humble heart but just know when you say things like “you’re too pretty to be sick,” “you don’t look sick,” or “you’re too young to be sick” it hurts more than it helps…..
If you could see the reality of what this looks and feels like every single day I think maybe we would all be a little more understanding….
Just look at the picture- it is the most accurate reflection of what my pain feels like every single day…. With the pain comes and entirely different list of symptoms from an overwhelmed nervous system and an exhausted body.
I am trying to maintain a positive mindset and I will continue to post my selfies …. It may look like arrogance to some, but for me it’s a much needed confidence boost and some of the only times I feel somewhat “normal.”
I just want people to be aware and stop judging based on what someone looks like bc you cannot SEE a single thing wrong with me by just looking at me…….. so I hope the image puts it into perspective.
To all my fellow warriors - I know it’s tough, but stay strong!
I am a warrior and I am strong and courageous.
I find peace along with my pain.
I trust in my body's ability to heal.
My body deserves to be healthy.
My illness does not define me.
I will release my negative feelings and tension.
My intentions are positive.
I will only allow healthy things into my life.
Crying is not a sign of weakness.
I am not alone in my struggles.
I am intelligent and capable.
I am worth it.
I am beautiful.
I am enough.
I can make a difference.
I am an overcomer.
I am worthy of love and happiness.
The Story behind JUST CRY PRETTY:
The inspiration was simple for me with this brand because I got sick and tired of people saying things like: “You’re too young to be sick, you don’t look sick, or You’re too pretty to be sick.” I felt so misunderstood because while they saw me as pretty or put together, I felt the total opposite on the inside- I was crying, not literally, but everything in my body, mind, heart, and soul hurt on some many different levels and from that came JUST CRY PRETTY! I wanted to create a badass logo and brand and also give myself a platform to raise awareness and speak out about things I am passionate about! Please check it out and remember that you are all truly BADASS for fighting each day so just know that there will be days when things get shitty and it’s okay to cry, BUT.... Just Cry Pretty!