It’s hard to accept things for what they are. Often we find ourselves in denial with ourselves. Let’s be brave! Admit what you’re in denial about; free yourself.
Things that I’m in DENIAL about:
1) That my grandma is going to be cancer free… I know deep in my heart I don’t know the full truth about her cancer. I truly believe it’s more advanced than she claims. And it breaks my heart that she doesn’t want to break mine </3 She’s been more that just a grandmother- she’s my second mother, my best friend, my shoulder to cry on, my everything… And I just can’t accept a world, a life without her.
2) I’m in denial that my brother has Fragile X syndrome. We were told not to worry because he was doing good in school, but now that he’s older it’s become more apparent that he’s not up to level at school, and that he’s having difficulties with day-to-day tasks. I’ve always suspected something, but I’m no doctor. Who am I to make a call? It’s so hard for me to accept… When I look at him I see so much potential. I’m just scared that he’s not going to live what we consider a fulfilling life. I’m worried about him being bullied. Or that my brother who’s only a couple years older will have a hard time with it, that other kids will tease his brother :( I feel like having this condition will take away the opportunity to make it to go to prom, to drive, to go to college and become a successful graduate, or get married, and have kids. Who’s going to watch over him? It’s just so hard.
3) My appearance. People probably think I’m confident. But I feel so ugly and so ashamed of my body. It’s disgusting.
… There’s more but these are the ones I’m struggling with right now.
I feel proud that I dove into my deepest feelings and made them public.
I AM BRAVE