Why you should never, ever give up.

by | Art, Coping With Chronic Illness, Dreams

I was writing a letter to my email list this morning, telling them about the ways they can help me go to France and how I’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Creative Spirit Art Centre and trying to explain why that’s important to me.

I realized though that none of you knew me 5 years ago. You don’t truly get how f***ing awesome it is for me to be in this place.

And I wanted to share that with you. I want you to understand why this is totally blowing my mind.

Warnings, Caveats, etc.

This video is passionate and emotional. I almost cry at one point. I talk about depression and suicide. I talk about being very ill. If these things are upsetting or triggery for you, please do not watch it.

Also, the illnesses I had (and still have, but much more managed) are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia – I forget that not everyone knows my medical history. I couldn’t get out of bed because I was sick, and so that was making me depressed, not the other way around, yes?

It’s a long video – over 7 minutes. (I know, I know, it’s only supposed to be max 2 minutes or whatever or no one will watch. So shoot me.)

I needed to say these things – I need you to understand that your dreams can come true. I need you to understand that hope is important and that you shouldn’t give up on yourself.

Why you should never, ever give up. from Sarah Lacy on Vimeo.

I am terrified nervous to share this video. It’s pretty raw. For that reason, comments are off. If you feel moved to share something, please feel free to email me, or DM me on Twitter.

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