Since I was discharged from the hospital.
Things haven’t been the same.
Some for the better.
Some for the worst.
Friendships aren’t the same.
People I thought were once there for me, have distanced themselves.
They’ve banned together growing a new found bond over my dark episode.
I’ve scared people.
They walk on eggshells.
They don’t know how to interact with me.
It hurts. I know I’ve changed.
I’ve changed for the better, no longer am I a YES girl…I now have the strength to keep boundaries, speak my mind and stand up for myself.
I am no longer a worn out door mat unraveling and faded in color.
I am stronger.
I am more loving.
I am more understanding.
I am assertive.
I am changed so that I can keep living this life.
Here’s what they maybe don’t quite understand…..
If I hadn’t changed….
I wouldn’t be here today.
So please, be patient with me.
Please don’t give up on me.
Please take the time to get to know the changed me.