“This is for the ones who are struggling right now. This is for the ones who have been having a rough day, or week, or year. The ones who feel like this storm will never end. Keep fighting for YOU. Not for your friends, not for your family, but for YOU.
Keep fighting because deep down you hold a tiny voice that you were meant for far more than this sadness and pain you are feeling.
Keep fighting because the person you will be on the other side of all of this is cheering for you so much.
Keep fighting because you will get there.
And it will be worth it.”
– Nikki Banas
I want you to know it will be worth it.
I want you to know that YOU are worth it.
Keep on believing as an act of self-love.
Keep on fighting as an act of self-care.
You will turn a corner and you’ll find your life haschanged.
Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is to put some distance between ourselves and others. This is especially true when we’ve experienced a trauma, or we’re dealing with a crisis of enormous proportions.
We need to step back from our life and, maybe, give ourselves a break as we haven’t got the strength to explain ourselves to others.
And we haven’t got the energy to deal with all that judgment. All the questions, and the comments, and the whispers, and the looks.
We don’t want to deal with people.
We just want to be alone.
We want to curl up in a ball.
We want the world to go away.
We don’t need that extra stress. It is hard enough to cope with the heartbreak, and the sorrow, and the mess – that is our life.
So, really, this is not the time to be out there in the world.
Being scrutinized and watched.
We can’t worry about others.
No, we mustn’t.
No, we can’t.
It is time to close the shutters, and to focus on ourselves.