Friend, you are so strong. You are so resilient. You are doing outstanding work. I’m so sorry you’ve had to put all of that work in, that you’ve had to prove your strength and resilience. I’m so proud of you for doing it though.
What I know is that not everyone will be excited to see you growing and healing. I know that not everyone is going to be on your side. You have to keep fighting and growing anyway. They don’t like it because they don’t understand how you can continue to survive. Your survival is your own. Your survival cannot be dictated by anyone else. Each breath is your choice. Choose it for you.
Friend, you’re doing so well. Stop where you are. Breathe into this moment. Take a look at all that you’ve accomplished. You are doing so well. Do not believe anyone who has anything different to tell you. People are going to have a hard time with your wellness. They will resent how far you’ve come, and they will try to make you feel bad for it. You have worked hard. You have earned every ounce of what you’ve accomplished. Be so very proud of that.
What I know is that you are not alone. I also know that it’s so easy to feel that you are. I assure you that are not. There are people who love and support you. There are so many who want to help. Let them. Please.
Be bold, dear one. It’s hard. It takes so much strength. Know that being bold doesn’t always mean something big and public. Being bold can be stepping back. Being bold can be prioritizing yourself. Being bold doesn’t have to be a spectacle. It won’t be simple though. Still, I know you can do it.
Deep breath, friend. Strength is something beautiful. It’s already a part of you. If you don’t believe me, take a moment to observe how far you’ve come. It’s something that we never really fully grasp the magnitude of or appreciate until long after it’s carried us so far, long after the bad is behind us. Some days it doesn’t feel like we have any strength left in us. Friend, I’m so sorry for those days. I promise you though, you have it, and it is carrying you.