FC: LIVE FOR THE | moment | YOU'RE IN
1: LIVE FOR THE MOMENT YOU'RE IN | Beginning of the battle Vivian's battle with depression first surfaced when she was 12 years old. She distanced herself from friends and family, and started lashing out on everyone.
2: As the years progressed, her symptoms got worse and worse, along with the trauma which caused it in the first place.
3: Vivian began therapy at 13 in hopes that her symptoms would lessen.
4: MAKING LIFE AN ADVENTURE In 2013 everything seemed to be getting worse, or so Vivian thought.. Vivian's trauma escalated, she felt as though she was all alone. No one understood her, no one cared; and no one wanted to help. Along the way Vivian "fell in love" with someone who she thought would solve all of her problems.. When in reality he in fact made a lot of things worse, but she was blinded, and so "Happy".
6: LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE Vivian started to feel happy with herself again, and feel like she mattered. All while she was blinded by the matter at hand. He wasn't making anything better, he was slowly ruining her along with everyone and everything else. In September of 2013 Vivian contemplated the thoughts of suicide... She was admitted to an impatient facility in Mt. Gretna Pennsylvania for 2 weeks. Cut off from friends, family, everything.
7: LAUGH AS MUCH AS YOU BREATHE AND LOVE AS LONG AS YOU LIVE
8: MANY THINGS IN LIFE WILL CATCH YOUR EYE, BUT ONLY A FEW WILL CAPTURE YOUR HEART
9: After her stay in the impatient facility Vivian went to an outpatient facility. She got so much help that she never thought she could get. She met extraordinary new people, heard other peoples stories. After that, Vivian didn't feel so alone. When she finally decided to stop excluding herself from meeting other people and going out, Vivian met some amazing new friends. She stopped being so sad, and started feeling better about herself.
10: "DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHING; LOVE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN HURT. SING LIKE NOBODY'S LISTENING; LIVE LIKE IT'S HEAVEN ON EARTH." -Mark Twain | CHERISH THE MOMENT
11: Although Vivian was starting a new school, and was very afraid of what would happen.. When she got to Central High, she wasn't as scared anymore. She thought no one would accept her like at her old school, but she was proved to be wrong. Vivian's first day became awesome when she stepped into Ms. Barkus' 21st Literacy Class.. She was not excited being in a class full of freshman, like come on! Yikes! But Vivian was surprised..
12: LIFE ISN'T ABOUT BEING YOURSELF, BUT CREATING YOURSELF | Vivian found friends she could open up to, and an even better teacher. Vivian never connected so openly with any teachers like she had with Ms. Barkus.
14: LIVE & LOVE | Now? Now everything is going Vivian's way. In October of 2013 Vivian found out that she was expecting! Now, being so young Vivian is scared, and nervous.. But at the same time she is SO HAPPY!
15: "A JOURNEY OF 1,000 MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP" - LAO-TZU | Vivian's dream ever since she was little, was to have a family. To make up for the one she never really had. Although it's early, her dream is already coming true.
17: HAPPINESS IS NOT A DESTINATION. IT IS A METHOD OF LIFE. | Over these last few months, Vivian has overcame a lot! She's an overall better person than she was before.. She's brighter, happier, and more fun to be around. It's all thanks to the love, and support of her family, friends, and even teachers! That's crazy, I NEVER thought I'd be able to say that one! I'm so thankful for all of those who helped me, and I'm so excited to start my new life!