There were many times in my life where I didn’t understand the concept of self-confidence.
People would say “have confidence” in yourself, and quiet frankly, I had no idea how to do that.
I would think to myself, “what is confidence? Do you pull it from the air? I just don’t have that trait.” When you have depression, sometimes it’s hard to comprehend.
Before I realized I actually was suffering from a mental illness, it was nearly impossible to feel like I could ever have confidence.
By being aware and treating my mental health, it was a beautiful feeling to finally believe in myself and see myself how I was intentionally created.
I still struggle, but I’m constantly trying to grow.
This article is a wonderful way of explaining the difficulties between self-confidence and mental illness.
Amber Lynn Carroll
(a.k.a Jake’s sister)
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