The hallucinations are back. Like before, they are nothing to fret about, but are still upsetting. A constant feeling that someone is standing over me, judging me, but always just out of my peripheral. The ground breathing slowly and people at the side of the road. I know it is caused by the stress I have been under these last couple of months and I know it isn’t real. I’m lucky in that aspect I guess. I know that these things are merely my brain trying to figure out how to handle this situation I have found myself in. This is also part of my mental illness that people are less likely to understand or want to understand. It is an aspect that I don’t like to talk about, but for the purposes of knocking down stigmas I will. It can be terrifying. It can be amusing. It can be annoying. Either way I can be dealing with them at the same time that I am talking to someone or working or simply sitting quietly. It is something that I have learned to tolerate, though they had disappeared for a while until my marriage ended abruptly and my stress levels rose again. I’ll be ok, I really will. Just know that just because people seem “normal” doesn’t mean they aren’t fighting a raging battle. If I phase out, I’ll be ok. I’m probably just talking the ghosts away.