I know that you’re tired. Tired of hurting and struggling. Tired of being misunderstood and invalidated. And tired of feeling empty and alone. I know that when you feel this exhausted, it’s hard to find the strength to keep going. It’s hard to hold onto hope and envision a better tomorrow when you can’t escape the darkness you feel today. And I know that in these moments, giving up and giving into that darkness seems like the only escape.
But I also need you to know that just because things are difficult now doesn’t mean they will be this way forever. Just because you’re hurting in this way doesn’t mean you can never heal. Things may not get better today or tomorrow or a week from now, but that doesn’t mean they can’t change for the better. As long as you don’t give up, there is always hope. So keep fighting. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. It doesn’t matter how small your steps are, and it doesn’t matter if you take a few steps back before walking a few forward.
All that matters is that you don’t give up.