An Open Letter To Anyone That Is Struggling (Including Myself)
We all struggle at some point whether it be with mental illness or physical health problems. This is just a sad fact of life but the good news is that we are stronger than what is in front of us. Sure our health problems may never go away but don't let that discourage you from reaching your goals and dreams. You are just as special as anyone else and just as capable even if you have limitations. There is something that makes each of unique.
If you're struggling with negative or anxious thoughts like I am then take a breath and acknowledge it. The more you acknowledge it the less power it seems to have over you. Sometimes our thoughts are misleading only guided by emotion. This is okay so long as we are willing to work with it. Struggling does not make you less than, it makes you human.
We are all on this journey of life together and our struggles possess the ability to teach us things. Some lessons are hard to face while others come quite easily.
The point is, you are stronger and more capable than you give yourself credit for. I sometimes downplay may accomplishments but I shouldn't. Neither should you. If you got out of bed today-good. If you ate-good. If you went to work-good. Every little accomplishment deserves attention no matter how small. By celebrating our victories we validate ourselves and we deserve that. Our feelings and situations are valid even if others don't think so.
I am an abuse survivor and I am proud of myself for speaking up and telling my truth. I hope that by doing so I can show other survivors that it is okay to speak up, even if you are afraid. I know I was.
What I am saying is, you got this. Whatever life throws at you is not impossible. So go out there and shine like the brilliant person you are because that's the world needs, more people like you. I believe in you.
As always please stay safe and reach out for help if you need to.