If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
— Mo Willems

A few days ago I gave my two weeks notice in at my part time job. I left feeling refreshed, excited, ready to take on the world but above all else I felt terrified. I was leaving the comfort of a part time job - extra money, people in my age group to talk to and being surrounded by beautiful clothing for the unknown. But I realized change is good, change is refreshing and sometimes we need to leave a situation to find out exactly what we're meant to do. 

Leaving allows you to change directions, to start over, to rediscover yourself and the world. Leaving sometimes saves you from staying stuck in the wrong place with the wrong people.

Last night while talking with my friend Moriah I found out exactly where I want this platform to go. I want to continue to speak openly and honestly about my struggle with depression, I want to discuss how I cope when the world feels too heavy, how I find peace in the chaos of my head. I want to continue to write my thoughts, reflect on them and talk about them without fear. I want to be an advocate for people of color specifically to understand what depression is, to not feel the need to always be strong and to not be afraid to admit we struggle. 

I'm excited for this next chapter of my life & I hope you'll continue on this journey with me. 

You always have the choice to leave until you find where you belong and what makes you happy. You’re even allowed to leave the old you behind and reinvent yourself.