Dear Optimist

Dear Optimist

Dear Optimist, Your “look on the bright side” attitude is great for you, but not for me. I need to be in this moment and acknowledge my feelings, not be ashamed of them.

Dear Optimist, Your cheery tone is frustrating me because I wish it was as easy as “thinking positive,” but it’s not.

Dear Optimist, It’s okay not to be okay. No matter what you say I’m still me. I still have break downs. I still have anxiety. I don’t need to be fixed.

Dear Optimist, I promise. I’m not a pessimist. I’m just having a rough moment.

Dear Optimist, You say tomorrow will be better. For me, it might not be. For me, tomorrow I might be just as anxious as I am today. But that’s okay.

Dear Optimist, My world isn’t always rainbows and sunshine. It’s not always another day in paradise. Sometimes it’s another day lost in a deep dark forest, storming while trying to search for a way out. Drowning in the depths of an ocean with nowhere to go. But that’s okay.

Dear Optimist, I really do appreciate your efforts trying to make me feel better. But sometimes I just need to be.

Sincerely,

Anxious

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Emily is the founder of The Honest Consumer which shares the stories of social enterprises, spreads the word of ethically made goods, and empowers consumers. She also founded Anxiously Awake to encourage the mental health conversation and create a community people sharing a similar struggle.

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