Think About It

Copyright Lindsay

I’m twenty years old and haven’t cut for almost a year and half now. (With one exception last year, but not a bad one.) I started when I was seventeen and did it for about a year and a half I think. I did it for a lot of reasons. I was fucked up just like every other teenager I guess. Got through it though — I decided one day that I needed to get out and actually try doing something differently in my life. I worked three jobs that summer and sold my car, then took the year off college to travel the world. Went to sixteen countries altogether. If anyone else actually wants to change I would definitely recommend travelling. It was hard for me to stay wrapped up in my own problems after seeing the streets of India and visiting a Vietnamese orphanage. I know things may seem hard, but at least most of us have food, a place to sleep, and at least one person that loves us. You may have gone through some hard shit in the past, but letting it ruin your future won’t help you get better. At least you have a future — and if it seems like a shitty one then do something to change it. I know you’ve heard this kind of crap before — I did and I sure as hell didn’t listen, but I’m not your parents or some ignorant kid that doesn’t know what you’re going through. I know it’s addicting, but it doesn’t have to take over your whole life. If I can stop, I’m sure you can too. If you want to.


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