It's okay to be sad. It's okay to know your soul isn't happy. You don't own anyone a performance of being okay when you feel really sad or upset. It's not your job to smile or hide how you feel to make other people feel more comfortable. If it gets awkward,let it be awkward. If people try to silence your pain by telling you to get over it or cheer up because you're no longer fun or ruining the mood...You don't have to push away your sadness. You have to honour your feelings and trust that you don't need anyone's permission or approval to feel what you feel. You don't ever have to sacrifice your self care for the sake of people who only want you around when it's easy and comfortable. Their discomfort isn't about you - it's about them and their own limitation. No matter what they think or say...You deserve to give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you feel. You're allowed to show your feelings honestly. You're allowed to feel whatever you want to feel.