You are strong. You are so much stronger than you realize. I only wish for your sake you did not have to keep proving this to yourself. We never feel strong when things feel like they’re crashing around us, but you continue to come out on the other side. Friend, that’s amazing. You continue to come out on the other side. You continue.
Warrior, some days the fight never ends, the fight for your survival, for a voice, to be heard, to be understood. Those fights seem endless, and maybe they are. I can’t promise they aren’t. So let yourself rest. You’re already so strong, but you’re so much stronger when you take care of your body and mind. It is okay to rest. Whatever that looks like, whatever form it is you need. Let yourself rest, and when you’re ready, get up and continue the fight, warrior.
Friend, you’re amazing. You’re still here, and that is incredible. You’ve fought and struggled and overcome so much to be right here right now. That’s amazing. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Who’s to say what is next for you, but right now looks pretty fantastic.
Friend, some people, some lives seem to take more work than others. That’s okay. You’re not a lazy person. You’ve clawed and struggled and scraped, and still you are here. That’s incredible. People around you may appear stable or like they have it all figured out, but it’s possible they simply don’t want to put the work in and are content to be miserable. You, friend, are not content being miserable. You continue to work to live and to grow, and that, friend, is a beautiful thing.
Friend, you are so much light in a dark world. You shine like stars and burn like fire. Even when the darkness is closing in, you are glowing and warming the spaces around you. Keep shining, beautiful light.
Friend, it’s okay to be proud of yourself. It’s okay to look at how far you’ve come and what you’ve accomplished and say, “wow, way to go, me.” In fact, you should be proud of yourself! You’ve come so far and accomplished so much.
Trust your people. They are choosing to invest and support and love you. That’s a choice they’re making. It’s not an accident that you’re so loved. Trust your people. Trust yourself that you are where you need to be right now.