Lizzie wakes up at 7am.
She's just like you and me.
Has some awesome friends, thinks that both school and work is fine and she has her hobbies that she's very passionate about.
But Lizzie also has a friend, someone nobody would really want to hangout with but she doesn't know how to end a friendship that isn't going to work.
Every morning she receives a text that goes something like this: "
Good morning! Or is it even a good morning? I bet it's all a start to a bad day. And do you remember that time a few years ago when you had the most embarrasing experience ever and that day...well it started just like this one".
As Lizzie approches the bathroom her phone beeps again. -What now she mumbles to herself. "Hey you, yeah you, Lizzie. Look at what you see in the mirror. A complete failure. Maybe you should put some more makeup on to hide all your ugly truths am I right? What are you standing there for? You'll be late you lazy ass, continue on with your morning routine, like please focus.
As Lizzie's schoolday is about to begin she meets her friends outside of the classroom. -Hi Liz, how are you today?
-Uhmm.. I'm fine. Lizzie picks up her phone from her pocket as she can hear it beep once more. "Biggest lie ever. You're totally not fine. You're one big problem alltogether". Lizzie feels like withdrawing herself from reality as the lecture is about to begin. Lizzie has to sit infront of her crush, there is no other available desks. Her phone beeps once more. "You have no chance on her whatsoever. She will think you are a looser after this lesson because you will probably answer wrong to all of the questions the teacher asks, I mean this is math and math has never been at it will never be your subject".
What would you do if you had a friend like Lizzie's who treats her so badly by texting her terrible comments all throughout the day? Would you delete the friends number or tell her that she should stop being so mean and respect her friends instead? What if I told you that this is the reality of many people, Lizzie is not alone to experience something like this. And what if I also told you that Lizzie could never unfriend this person because she would be with her til the day she dies? You see Lizzie hasn't got any mean friends except herself. Lizzie speaks to herself like nobody wants to be spoken too. Her negative thoughts about herself guide her through her day like textmessages, constant reminders of her thinking patterns.
Don't be your own worst enemy. The first person you encounter when you wake up is you and the last person you'll see before you go to bed at night is yourself. Why not be loving towards someone who will always be there no matter what, who fights back and stands tall in every storm and who still manage to rise and recover when the world has brought you to your knees. Be your own bestfriend.
Lizzie is a fictional charachter used to describe how bad some of us treat ourselves.
We all need a special place.
A place to think and wonder, a place for only yourself.
When you feel down you can come to this place and feel as everything will be okay , the place itself has a calming effect on you. When I say place I do not mean home. Home sweet home, of course but this places should be outside, maybe a swingset at your local park, a rooftop or maybe a big rock to sit on like a philosopher in the forest nearby. This is a picture of my current "place". Nothing makes me feel more relaxed after a long day than sitting here watching the sea.