I did everything right and followed all the rules. I’ve always been a goody-two-shoe and committed myself to excel in school. I’ve always been mature and independent, I knew from a very young age that I was in control of my future.
I say that it's okay to embrace your struggle and let yourself be sad, but it's also important to embrace your progress and let yourself be happy.
For good and bad, this is my life with high-functioning anxiety.
I struggle with depression. Whether I'm on top of the world or can't get myself out of bed, it'll always be a part of my life. Depression can come in waves; sometimes, it's a tsunami that overtakes my entire life, sometimes it's a little wave that sneaks its way into my thoughts.
It’s me... I’m the “happiest person”
Join the conversation with Hailey Nicole, a mental health advocate blogger. The current college athlete is joined by fellow athletes to share their mental health journies. Listen to hear the story of each featured current/former college athlete from all divisions and sports, and find empowerment to rethink suffering in silence.
When an athlete starts getting burned out, it’s time to take a step back. The athlete needs time to reevaluate their motives and find their love for the game again.