My Mental Breakdown Reviews
I came on here to find a short story for my 12 year old daughter to read this weekend. This is my first time on this site. I came across your story as it was one of the first non fiction pieces to come up. As I read this, my heart truly ached as if it were my past self going through the emotions all over again. What makes your story 5 stars, is the openness and vulnerability you allowed yourself to have while writing. I don't know you, but as a mother of three daughters aged 18, 16, and 12, I can say that your experience is one that many girls have. May I dare say that your mother reacted in the only way she knew how perhaps never had been blessed with an understanding and compassionate mother herself? So many generations of mothers before your time were taught to quickly and harshly remove emotions from every difficult situation and pretend that everything was fine. It was much simpler to compartmentalize life's real and ugly events so friends and family would think everything was great. What a horrible skill to pass down to our daughters! That feeling of wanting to go home when you are sitting in your room in your house comes from a place of knowing there is more than this material life we live in. As humans, we are faced with an incredible amount of negativity, constantly comparing ourselves to people on social media, our hair....bodies....jobs....what colleges we get into....how long our hair is....how much money we make....the kind of car we drive....the list goes on. When we can truly understand what it means to have JOY in our lives, we can see the world differently. We can live this life differently. We can be equipped with armor that's necessary to face the reality that this world is hard, but it won't keep us knocked down. I want to thank you for sharing this. I believe God wanted me to see your story this morning. I am praying for you. You got this girl!
It is easy to understand why you were upset. It is easy to feel like no one cares, we all experience that, it's a part of life. But the important part is knowing that there is always going to be someone who will care. It is unfortunate how your mother reacted to the situation, but perhaps she is just as afraid as you are. Hang in there!