I need you to know that the dark times don’t define you. They don’t mold you. They don’t shape you. They won’t make or break you.
I need you to know that the troubles you face only seem big because you feel like you have to face them on your own. But you’re not alone. You’ve never been alone.
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
Look back at far you’ve truly come. It’s phenomenal. You’ve built a foundation brick by heavy brick.
You’ve laid each stone and cemented it in place to create a platform that will propel you into the future.
Despite what any voice might whisper in your ear, you’ve got this.
I need you to know that even when you feel weak and the pressure that builds right before an anxiety attack becomes a little too much to bear, that you have the strength to keep fighting.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
I need you to know that when you feel like everything is crumbling around you and that you cannot manage to do anything right, that you are not a failure. You are not a screwup. You are not your mistakes.
In so many ways, I know you beat yourself up. You act as your own abuser, tearing yourself down every time you fail to meet your own standards and sometimes you need to give yourself grace. Learn to forgive yourself and give your spirit the room it needs to grow.
I need you to know that when the road seems long and the obstacles too high, that you are still capable of climbing to great heights. I need you to know that all of the trials and hardships aren’t meant to weigh you down, but rather to push you to be your very best self. Embrace the journey.
And if you remember absolutely nothing else from this blog post…I need you to remember that you’ve got this.
Life is tough my darling, but so are you.”