I’d run my whole life long to reach you; paddle my way across Atlantic and Pacific; traverse Jungle and Desert to find you; climb cliffs and drop from the sky to rescue you. Anything to be close to you. Any way to say I love you.
When things get rough and I overwhelm myself with emotions, I pull away and isolate myself from everything. And then comes acknowledgment phase, where I spend hours and hours to simply listen to myself and myself only. It’s a beautiful thing to do, to listen to your mind, your emotions, your needs/wants and acknowledge everything. To accept the things that are out of your control, to stop fighting it, to create a plan so you can bounce back in the game.
All the answers are within you. You just have to be willing to listen.
You just have to enjoy your darkness to gain appreciation for the light.
Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.