“You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to shout but do not give up”
Everyone goes through hard times. While you can see some people’s struggle, some are very good at hiding theirs. They seem like they have everything sorted at their life is perfect but just know that they have struggled at some point in their life. It is not about the struggle and the problems that you are going through but how you get through it.
I do not like telling people my problems. I have the selected few who have seen my true broken self and have seen the darker more sadder side of me. Growing up with two older cousins who I regard as my brothers tears were seen to be a weakness and being tough was something that I admired and learnt from them. As being the youngest though, they sheltered me as much as they could while growing up. This however, made me view the world as something that I can never show my true self to. My struggles are my own and that is how I have always kept it. To myself. I tell no one what I am going through and tend to shy away from those who ask.
This is why I am thankful for those who have made me come out of shell. This is why I am beyond happy that I have people that I can be myself around. To those who I associate myself with they see me as this happy girl with no worries who just breeze with life without a care. To those who have entered my small circle of trust know that I overthink, overreact and get overwhelmed a lot by all the happenings that is around me. Without them I would never have the confidence to do this. To be honest on a public platform whether or not anyone is reading.
Never give up. Find yourself that group of people that love you for no matter how quirky and weird you are. Treat yourself with the respect and love that you deserve and never think that there is no hope for you in the future. Life is all about the crazy walk that you are on but do not rush things. Take some time to just enjoy getting to your destination. Stop when you have to and take a breather. Take it step by step. You do not need to get to the end of your journey today. If you feel like you are tired, take a break. Do not push yourself to the point where you hurt yourself.
Take a break
Take a moment to yourself
But never give up