Sometimes life is just too hard, I'm not afraid to admit it.
Sometimes it's not easy to just be strong and keep your head up.
There are times when you feel like no matter how hard you try to swim, the current keeps pulling you back under.
Where do you go? Where do you turn?
People try to give you advice, but sometimes that just doesn't help. It's always easy to tell someone what to do when you're not actually in their situation.
Hell, I give some pretty kickass advice, yet, here I am.
Sometimes there are no answers, no solutions. I don't want advice, suggestions, opinions. I just want someone to listen.
Sometimes we just have to ride the wave until it passes. There is not a hero in every story like we've grown up to believe. Life just sucks for awhile and then eventually, things will change.
That doesn't mean that we have to sulk in our misery for months, but it also doesn't mean that we have to bounce around pretending to be cheerful and optimistic, when deep inside, our souls are crying.
We don't have to be who the world wants us to be all the time.
It's okay to be sad, it's okay to feel pain. We all do. Some of us just mask it better than others.
So in this situation, where we feel like there is no way out, what the hell do we do?
We take this time to feel the pain, the stress, the anxiety. This will sound crazy to some, but to others, this is the only way to truly move past it.
We cannot simply try to move on and "forget." Pain doesn't get forgotten. Trying to stick a band-aid on the wound and move on will not erase the hurt.
That band-aid will eventually fall off, and you will still be stuck with those scars.
Acknowledge the struggle.
You see, pain, it demands to be felt. Embrace it. Know that what you are going through right now, in this exact moment, is going to change you forever.
One day you will be grateful, one day you will have that strength that you feel you so desperately need right now.
We all go through it. You are not alone.