Category: you are awesome

Today,
Forget your past.
Forgive yourself.
And start again.

It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

I regret opening up to some people. They didn’t deserve to know me like that.

Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.

She is holding on, but barely. Gripping whatever she can to keep it together for another day. She doesn’t think about next week or next month, just today. That’s what she tells herself … Just keep it together today.

When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.

Not friends. Not enemies. Just strangers with some memories.

Depression is something that doesn’t just go away. It’s just there … and you deal with it … and you stay out of situations that are going to trigger it.

The one thing you can change is how you treat yourself. And that one thing can change everything.