This is for anyone sick of feeling sadness nip at their heels like a sick, pathetic dog…
I have decided to fight depression's pull.
Every time I feel my mind dip towards darkness, every time I'm tempted to let someone else's reactions flood my headspace, I will NOT lay down and let sadness cloud my mind.
No. Not anymore.
I will fight like hell. I will kick and flail. I will fight off depression like I'm fighting an assailant.
I have worked too hard and fought too long to be knocked down so close to the finish line.
I will bottle my victories like ammonia when I get woozy with forgetfulness.
I will choose to care less and love more.
I've worked and waited to be here.
I cannot, and I will not, be deterred.