Oh look, it's Self Injury Awareness Day.
So yeah, here we go (:
I've been clean for 14months now.
And I can tell you, it's so worth it.
No, it's not easy. Beating any addiction will be difficult. But you CAN do it. You're strong enough to survive whatever it is that's making you cut in the first place, and I know you're strong enough to put your blades, knives, lighters, pins and scissors down.
I finally had the bravery to go out in shorts last summer, with bare legs. I could never have done that with fresh cuts. But, I can do it with my scars. Sure, I get stared at. Sure, I get whispered about. But you know what? My scars are beautiful, and so are yours. They are part of your story, your testimony of your strength and the beauty of your soul in a language only you can understand. They are your reminder that you can get through anything. If one person sees how proud I am of my scars, and that helps them feel a little less alone and sad, then it's worth all the pointing and the comments the world can throw at me.
There is always someone who cares about you. You may not think so, but there is. I care about you, and I possibly don't even know you yet. But my message box is there. Grab a keyboard, pick up the phone, go for a coffee, talk to someone. You don't need that blade, not today. Because you are a wonderful, amazing person who doesn't deserve to suffer like that. Your whole life is ahead of you, and the world is yours - break the cycle, take that leap of faith and live your life, because you deserve it. Every last second of it.
So smile, you're spectacular =]
The help is out there - please take it <3