You’ve seen my struggles recently. You’ve seen my heart break, my confidence waiver, and my willpower fade. But I want you to know that I am alright.
Every day I wake up happy to be where I am. Sure there are some things I would have done differently or would like to be different. I just try not to focus on those.
I focus on my friends who have helped me more than they know. Who have watched me make mistakes and still love me anyways. Who push me to be the best I can be even though I often push back.
I focus on my family who tests my limits but help me soar. Who have given me more than I could ever thank them for. Who love me when I’m mad and help me back up when I fall.
I focus on myself. I remember the battles I’ve fought, how I never let them break me and how proud I should be of myself. I remember that the world is out there for my taking. I remember through every heartbreak there is something better on the other side.
I focus on all of these because they make me realize what really matters in this life. It isn’t the job or the money or the material things. It’s the love and the warmth that come from surrounding yourself with incredible people.
This is why I’m alright. I’m alright because I wouldn’t change those three aspects of my life. I love my friends, my family and most importantly myself.
So for those of you who watch me make my mistakes and struggle through my confusions, when all is said and done, I’m going to be okay. I might look very lost right now, but I have a good idea of where I’m going.
Trust me when I say these things.
I am still going to mess up. I will fall to my naïve thoughts and continue to wish on shooting stars. I have internal battles I fight myself on every day. Just like I assume you do too.
I’m going to get frustrated and confused. I’m going to feel lost and heartbroken. But that’s because I’m young and trying to figure out this thing called life.
And I still have quite a few things to figure out, but I’m happy. My heart hurts but it’s fading. My confidence is still a bit shaky, but it’s steadying. My willpower is still faded, but it’s growing.
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