"So every day, in everything I do, I pretend.
I pretend to cope. I pretend I know what I’m doing..."
She said, “I would have had absolutely no idea you were so ill. You hide it so well. Even the way you knocked on the door to come in. As if you didn’t have a care in the world.”
"I felt like a complete fraud. I’d be chatting away on social media....but inside I’d be feeling sick and wanting to run away from it all."
" Working in customer service with depression and anxiety is exhausting. At times it’s borderline impossible to conceal. Like trying to hold a casual conversation while violently throwing up into your lap."
"To the outside world I portray someone who is in control. But I'm not. And unfortunately, NOT being in control of a situation is exactly what sends my anxiety sky high."