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 have come so far. I’m sorry for the struggle and pain and heartache you’ve had to overcome just to get to another day. There are many people in the world, there are many people in your life who will never have to understand what that feels like. Nonetheless, friend, you are here for another day. Embrace it. You can conquer this too.
Friend, some people will not support your survival. Some people will not want to understand your decisions. I have really good news. You aren’t doing it for them. You continue because you want to continue. You fight because you want to be here, and friend, I think that’s amazing.
Friend, you are valid. Your pains are valid. Your struggles are valid. Your goals are valid. So are those of people around you. We’re in this together. Listen to each other. Support each other, not just in successes. Support each other when it’s uncomfortable, when you don’t fully understand. Support isn’t about how it benefits you. Support is taking a step back from yourself to help someone else. It’s okay to let people in.
Hello, dear one. Do you know how wonderful you are? How worthy of love? How powerful? How kind? How good? I understand it’s easy to forget those things about yourself. You are though. You are worthy of love. You are powerful. You are kind. You are good.
Trust yourself. Only you know what will work best for you. Only you understand what you need. Only you know how you need to handle things. You know what you’re doing. Trust yourself, even if no one else understands.
Look, you can only do so much. That’s okay. That’s healthy. You don’t have to make yourself do more than you can handle. Take your time. Take care of yourself. It’s okay that you understand and know your limits. Value them, balance them. You are in control.
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.