“You are going to hurt. But you are also going to heal.”
I cannot stress this enough to you all. Whoever is reading this, whether you are currently hurting, whether you have been hurt: regardless of the pain you are feeling, you will heal.
The thing with times of struggle is that in the midst of them, you never feel like you are going to come out victorious. You feel stuck in the pain. I get it, because I’ve been there a lot of times in my life. Whether it was with my eating disorder, my depression, or my anxiety, I have most definitely been in that spot. I cannot express to you how many times I thought that I was stuck, that I was hopeless, that my story was different than others- different in the fact that I couldn’t beat my demons.
For me, looking back on old journal entries is the craziest- but a good kind of crazy. There is nothing like reading the thoughts in your brain of a time of despair and seeing how far you’ve grown. The “I did that, I overcame that. I conquered that” type of feeling. Back in November, each journal entry was filled with sadness and despair. Every day being described as if I were walking with the biggest cloud over my head. Going into each new day with dread and sadness. There were some nights during that month that I told myself I was stuck like this forever.
And that is why I love this quote so much. You are going to hurt, that is inevitable. But please believe me in the fact that you WILL heal.
“Never forget that there’s always more fight in you than you think.”
Each person carries a whole lot more fight embedded within them than they believe is humanly possible. Stop and think for a second how much sh!t in this life you have overcome. Give yourself some credit. Overcoming battles is proof of the fight we truly have within us. I know a great deal of my followers have/ are battling an eating disorder/ depression/ anxiety. And I know the daily struggles that come with each and every one of those illnesses. I know the pain, I know the hurt. But I am also aware of how strong each and every one of my followers are, and the daily battles that they win each and every day.
Give yourself some credit, you’ve come pretty far.
//I have been torn apart, brutally broken down to a core: by myself, and by others. I have been hurt, I have hurt- myself and others. I have almost left this world, I have almost given up. For the energy it took to push through everyday, to simply get out of bed was too hard to bare. I have hidden from my fears, I have hidden from myself for the image reflecting back at me was one I looked at in disgust. Beaten down to a crisp, left without a feeling of purpose, aching with every fiber in my being, somehow I still held on with slippery hands and remained on this Earth. //
I have come far. I have hurt. I have healed. I will hurt again, and I will heal. We have the power to put ourselves back together. Humans are remarkable in what they can accomplish. Don’t lose sight of that.
The healing doesn’t always go as planned. It’s an up and down process. A bumpy road of highs and lows, good days and bad days, twists and turns. But it is important to remember that despite these twists and turns, the good and bad times, you still WILL heal- you still WILL get to where you want to be. My life has not been what I ever would have imagined. The ways I overcame adversity are not ways I expected to. The ways I overcame triumph were hard but taught me so much about myself. “It doesn’t always happen how you think it’s going to.happen.”
Let yourself hurt, Let yourself heal. You will be stepped on in this life. But just like flowers, you can still grow. Pain is just a temporary setback, that’s it. Nothing long-term, nothing forever. Trust in that, have faith. And remember the power you hold within your heart.
Leaving you with that this Memorial Day Monday. Hope you have the best day babes. Love your thoughts and feedback so PLEASE feel free to share them in the comments.
All the love,
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