I pretended everything was okay and I looked fine on the outside, but I was hurting on the inside
. I wore a mask every time I was around friends, my family, and coworkers and it would leave me feeling completely drained
at the end of the day. I had no energy to cook or clean because I was so exhausted from crying.
I was tired of being sad all the time, my back pain got so bad that I couldn't get out of bed some days, and I felt so overwhelmed with everything. I spent years questioning if something was wrong with me. Then it hit me...