Don’t Believe the Hype

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This article was unbelievably sad. I wonder if anyone noticed her sadness or silent cries for help. Even though she was 19, I can identify with the pressures that come with trying to project a certain image. Social media makes this pressure even more intense. I made a vow to myself years ago to be me, to embrace my flaws & weaknesses, even at the risk of losing friends or changing the way someone looked at me. We spend a lot of time focusing on what other people think, that we lose the ability to think for ourselves. Another life gone way too soon because she was sinking under pressure & the opinions of others. Other people who were no doubt sinking in the same ocean of insecurity. So distracted with impressing her with their smokescreen that they didn’t realize that she was actually drowning and needed help. I know I write a lot of things on here, but I pray that all of you can see my heart through my words. A heart that not only loves but hurts. I don’t write to impress anyone. I simply desire to be all that I was created to be, nothing more & nothing less. Anything I post on here is a mere fraction of the daily life that I live. Some good, some bad. For any women that may look at my life & think I have it all together, please know that I’m tightly wrapped together by the love & grace I receive from a savior that I so desperately need every second of the day.

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