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My Thoughts Exactl!!

I can resonate with this in more ways than one! I'm Always feeling like I'm Always having to Apologize for being who I am! & To be quite honest, it's sad I feel I have to feel this way just to keep the peace! I shouldn't ever have to Apologize for being who I a! If no one can accept me for who I am & Love me for who I am well then they don't need to be in my life! Period!! I refuse to live up to everyone else's expectations & be somebody I'm Not!

#Notsorry #Iamwhoiam #YouEitherLoveMeOrYouDont #ThatsYourChoice #MentalHealth #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Anxiety #MajorDepressiveDisorder #PTSD #childabusesurvivor #Survivor

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I am not a burden

(Photo credited to Tracie Kaska)

For the past couple of years, I thought that I was. When I was looking for work and disclosed my disability to certain employers, I could see their faces fall, I could see how much collateral I would be for their company. None of them saw my potential. All they saw was the one thing I couldn't help.

In that time, I watched my parents finances tank. They were struggling more and more to make ends meet and I somehow felt it was my fault. That, because I was alive, I was taking up their resources.

But the truth is? It wasn't my fault. It was through their own choices. And not getting work when I was looking for it gave me another opportunity that most do not have.

Sure, having the income and something to do during the day would've been nice, but I was already struggling internally and I was so emotionally erratic that just adding work to the stress would've just made it worse. It also isn't my fault that I was turned away from work because of my disability. I know I have worth and I deserve value and I would rather work at a place that sees me as the person that I am then the label that I had no hand in making.

I am not a burden. My disability isn't something I asked for, and it isn't my identity. It is not an excuse for people's ignorance or refusal to accommodate for another human being.

Because that's what we all are- human beings. We all have our challenges and we shouldn't be shamed for having them. #Disability #ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #ChronicPain #Iamwhoiam