Trying to Recover

Alex. 21 years old. Trying to survive PTSD, depression and everything else this world has gifted me.

“This is my life.
This is my precious life.
This is how badly I want to live.”

-Andrea Gibson

humansofnewyork:

“I had cancer when I was sixteen. But honestly, it was so long ago that it’s almost like it happened to a different person. It doesn’t color my interactions or anything. But I’m a dancer, and I do think it’s affected my dancing. There’s this interesting tension between training and striving to control every movement of your body, and realizing that at any moment, your body can rebel against itself in a way that’s completely out of your control.”

humansofnewyork:

“I had cancer when I was sixteen. But honestly, it was so long ago that it’s almost like it happened to a different person. It doesn’t color my interactions or anything. But I’m a dancer, and I do think it’s affected my dancing. There’s this interesting tension between training and striving to control every movement of your body, and realizing that at any moment, your body can rebel against itself in a way that’s completely out of your control.”

“And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive.”

—   I Guess the Old You is a Ghost (#589: June 25, 2014)

(Source: write2014, via niamhlowry-y)

“My level of apathy is concerning.”

“I am not entitled to anything or anybody I want.
I am not obligated to accept what is offered.”

—   My daily affirmations (via jnc-ink)

Wow

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“The trick here is not to make eye contact”

—   The Magic School Bus
weallwalkaloneonanemptystaircase:

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“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”

—   Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)

(via recoveryisbeautiful)

I listen to stories and I read statistics and it seems like there are so many trauma survivors; but I go outside and interact with strangers and watch how people treat each other and it seems like I am alone in this.