I know it hurts when others can’t see how hard you’re trying to claw your way out of the pit that your worst days drag you to. It’s a kind of hurt that makes your heart ache, your hands cold, and your eyes overflow. It’s a kind of hurt that makes you want to give up.
Getting to where you want to be may seem like a pointless journey down a long and winding road, but it is one worth traveling. And you, sweet reader, are worth everything.
I have stood on the same shaky ground you cling to. I have been exactly where you are now. I have been bruised. I have been beaten down. Despite this, I have grown, and so can you.
These feelings will pass and you can find a way to be happy again. When things get too hard, or you’re feeling alone, I want you to always remember that you are enough. You are the one that has carried yourself through your worst days. You have picked yourself back up. You have wiped your own tears. You have been your own hero, and that takes a tremendous amount of strength.
You are a force of nature. Although you may feel as delicate as a flower, there is beauty in the way you wither. In order to find out who you are, you must let old petals fall away and let new ones take their place. You will lose friends. You will have your heart broken. You will face challenges that seem impossible to conquer; but you will make it through still standing.
You have, you can, and you will.