Everyone falls down, everyone makes mistakes and struggles. It isn’t just you, I do it too. The real strength is not giving up and surrendering, it's giving it another go.
I know you’re strong enough to hoist yourself up off that floor, to dust yourself off and start again.
You’re intelligent, young, and so deserving of what life has to offer you. You’re a wonderful friend to those in need, you’re a loving and genuine individual and there’s a spark in you that comes out when you talk about your passions.
You’re not a failure. In fact I really don’t like that word. To me failing means giving up, it means throwing in the towel and just forgetting. Except you can’t give up, you can’t throw in the towel and you can’t forget. There’s always another attempt, another try at doing better. There’s always another day and another what if that you can and will tackle.
You are stronger than you give yourself credit for.
Let’s think back to the last time you thought you weren’t going to figure it out or continue on. You’ve gotten up. You’ve beaten whatever has pushed you down.
And you will do it again.
It may feel like the entire world has turned upside down. You may feel lost and alone at times, like the storms are dragging you down. You may feel like you are drowning in life itself but the sun will always come back out. The water will recede and you will shine again.
You have to believe in yourself no matter what even when the odds are stacked against you. You have to remind yourself that you are such a wonderful person and that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you are learning from them.
Life is messy. No one gets it right 100% of the time. Those people that tell you that they’ve figured out how to do that are living a fantasy life. When you’re falling apart you have to be the one who glues yourself back together. You have to be your own number one fan, your biggest cheerleader and your most honest critic.
You have to know when to reach out to someone if you need help and you can’t let the fear of what they will think stop you from seeking it. The people who matter aren’t going to mind and the people that mind aren’t the ones who matter in your life.
Whatever has you down, whether it’s a friendship or a relationship or a job there will be more opportunities to come your way. You will find peace as long as you allow yourself to do so.
It’s okay to feel sad. It’s okay to cry and be upset. It isn’t okay to let yourself drown in your own sorrows. It isn’t okay to constantly beat yourself up and drag your heart and mind through the dirt.
It’s okay to learn about yourself. You should, because life is a journey that we’re all just trying to struggle through. It’s never okay to let someone else make you feel weak because you are so strong. You are not incapable of turning things around even when things look the darkest.
I’m not worried because I know that each time life knocks you down and dread tries to keep you there that you’re strong enough to get back up and fight back.
It is because you are good enough and you deserve every fighting chance.
Take a deep breath and don’t stay down for too long, because the ground isn’t the place for you.
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