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Journey to Financial Freedom
I stared at my bank account, wondering how I could have arrived to this point in time. I only had $5.28 in my bank account and just got hit on my credit card again with interest. While other people my age are buying houses and cars, I was going in debt buying things that are meaningless. I don't drive, I rent my home, and all I had to prove my worth was a pile of books and unused makeup palettes.
Full Face of Makeup from the Drugstore
When I first started getting into makeup, I was only twelve years old and wasn't making money myself, so most of my collection was from the dollar store. It wasn't until I got a bit older, around sixteen, that I started to use makeup from the drugstore instead. It seemed like such a different world to me, and when I got my own job and could buy high end makeup, I was really excited to delve into 'the best' makeup. What I learned is that drugstore makeup has some of the best products, even better than their more expensive counterparts.
Depression: The Truth
"Depression is like wanting to paint a bright canvas of yellow and orange, but you can only afford black and grey." This is an example of the language some poets will use to try to describe depression to everyone. Someone with a flower icon with some kind of vintage filter on Twitter will create the quote, and then share it to all of their followers. The same account will post hundreds of tweets that say the same message. "Depression is beautiful and relatable." The tweets will get 10k retweets, and then hundreds of copies will be found on Tumblr, within blog posts and in bios. After Tumblr has their share of mediocracy, the quote will be the face of teens on Facebook and in the descriptions of photos on Instagram.
Anxiety. It manifests in many different ways and in many different people. For some people, anxiety is something that is quick, and is only a worry over a date or their final exam. For others, anxiety is brought on by specifics, like meeting new people or public speaking. For people like me, anxiety is general and never ends.
Me, Myself, and I
One of the biggest regrets of my high school career is not loving myself. I spent all of my time in high school believing that my self-worth was completely based on what others' perceptions were of me. I thought that I wasn't worth a single thing because other people didn't think of me as attractive. It seemed like everyone else was getting into relationships while I just wasn't. This not only affected my mental health, but it affected my physical health, as well. I started to gain weight and my depression started to make me break out constantly, and I was even starting to lose my hair.