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I ENTERED A DEEP DEPRESSION

THAT DIDN'T GO AWAY FOR YEARS...

Just before I hit my teens, I entered a deep depression that didn’t go away for quite a few years. I started wearing black clothes, smudging my black eyeliner to match my black nail polish, and listening to hard rock and metal. There’s nothing wrong with wearing black clothes, applying dark makeup, or listening to harder music. But what I was doing was letting my depression embody me as a whole. I was no longer this bright, happy young girl but a walking black cloud consumed with her self doubt and insecurities.

This embodiment lead me to believe I was better off dead, and I tried to kill myself a handful of times, nearly succeeding the last time. The way I have always dealt with changes in my life is to rid myself of everything that had to do with what I was. When I went from the “emo” kid to the redneck Nascar chick, I got rid of all my black clothes and stopped wearing makeup all together. When I went from the redneck Nascar chick to the girl who was training 3+ hours a day to join the Marines, I got rid of all my plaid and Nascar paraphernalia. And when I was told I have too many scars and would be deemed a liability to the armed forces, I got rid of all my target practice posters and everything else I had that reminded me of my failure.

If you were to go back in time and ask me where I would be at 19, none of the answers I would have given you would be anywhere close to where I am. I would have never thought that at 19, I would be running my own business and working at my dad’s sign shop and loving it. I would have never thought I wouldn’t go to college. And I would have never thought I’d get to a point where I could look in the mirror without crying.

Without each of those moments that happened in my life, I wouldn’t be where I am today. And for that, I am grateful for all of those hard, suckish moments life threw my way. And I think that’s beautiful.

—  Sarah D.