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.
Take your time, friend. Whatever that looks like, however long that is. Only you know what you need. Only you know if action is rest for your mind or if slowing down is the right thing for you. You get to decide. Take your time.
Friend, setbacks will happen. Things will happen that are out of your control. They may affect you. That’s hard. They may take you back a few steps. That’s harder. Nonetheless, you are valid. You are still in control of yourself. You are still strong. I desperately wish you did not have to keep using your full strength, that it could lay to rest for a while. Still, you are strong. Keep fighting.
Dear one, you have come such a long way. It’s okay to acknowledge when you need rest. It’s okay to let yourself have that rest. Long treks take an awful lot out of us. That’s normal. With some rest you can continue to make this incredible journey. It’s going to lead you somewhere magnificent. I can’t wait to see how far you go.
Hello, friend. I love you. It is okay to get overwhelmed. It is okay to need to rest. It is okay to understand yourself and turn things down. It is okay to know what you need. Take care of yourself. You matter.