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Matt Hessen (Fit Republic Rep)  Realtor 🏑 Sponsored Athlete πŸ’ͺ🏽 Mental Health Advocate 🧠 Dog Father x 2 🐢 Plant based 🌱 Scorpio ♏️ INFJ πŸ¦‰ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” NEW Body Rival affiliate program:

Got to thinking about life this weekend... about where I’ve been, where I am, and where I’m headed:
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I’ve had my share of challenges... I know what it’s like to be broke and down to your last $50. Selling my blood plasma just to put gas in my 1984 pickup truck. I’ve lived off ramen noodles and eggs, had to borrow money from family, and had to work 3-4 jobs at a time just to make ends meet and replay these loans (all while going to school and secretly battling a mental illness I didn’t understand).
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I firmly believe this is part of why I am the way I am now. I had to go through the mud not only to get to other side but to also learn a valuable life lesson; good things come to those who WORK! Those who get knocked down over and over again just to stand up , dust themselves off, and ask: β€œwhat did I learn?”
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Whether it be things or even people; nothing worth having in life comes easy... and most things that come β€œeasy” aren’t really even worth having. So, with all this said... I want to know:
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β€œWhat have you learned?”
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An oldie but goodie: β€œBe #strong enough to stand alone, #smart enough to know when you need help, and #brave enough to ask for it. Be the exception.”
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Life can be hard and fear is an inherent part of our human nature. So we tend to hide our emotions and the fact that we need help behind these fears; fear of judgment, fear of acceptance, fear of vulnerability, fear of fear... Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of and neither is asking for help when you truly need it. So today, be the exception, reach out to someone you love and can trust and together we can overcome anything. πŸ™πŸ½
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Be kind. Be human. Be you. ❀️
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Awesome event last night with #dynamicmortgageconcepts at the #queenofsparta fights! This #veteran owned and operated lending company not only supports the local community but also specializes in just about every type of mortgage loan you can imagine! (Including VA, modular home, down to 560 credit AND in house lending! Just to make a few). With state wide abilities, quick closings, options including no mortgage insurance and even appraisal cost coverage; what more could you possibly want from a lender?!? Message me for more info and I’ll get you in touch with them today! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
They give you the funding... I find you the house... you live your dream πŸ’ͺ🏽❀️
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Round two! Got my #semicolon #handtattoo touched up today! ☺️ Thanks again to @puncturewoundmassacre at #ArcanumElectricTattoo for taking care of me yet again... he’s booked AF til next year; but worth the wait if you’re looking to get some work done πŸ’ͺ🏽 just go ahead and slide into his DMs πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ lol β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
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#BeYou
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Unapologetically, Uninhibited and Unforgettable...
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What other choice do we really have? β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
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#JournalEntry252: β€œWhen you can’t look on the bright side... I will sit with you in the dark.”
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Today is #mentalhealthawareness day and I’m stoked for that! But, we really need to make EVERY day mental health awareness days. It doesn’t have to be anything big or extravagant; but something as simple as looking that person in the office, that you usual avoid, dead in the eyes and genuinely asking them β€œhow are you today?”
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In the world of #mentalhealth the act of simply being kind can go a really long way for someone who’s falling apart inside.
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For someone who’s struggling or unable to see the β€œbright side” just knowing they don’t have to sit alone in the darkness can be life changing. β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’
So please #BeKind today. But, tomorrow... remember to be kinder πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ (and if you ever need someone to sit in the dark with you - I’m just one message or comment away because as far as I’m concerned you will never be alone in this. WE will never be alone.)
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How fitting... on #mentalhealthawareness day I wander into the antique store and find this little gem 😍 losing my Bentley bear was literally the catalyst to the loss of control over my own mental health... the death of him, in a sense, was the death of the β€œme” that I had created and the birth of the me that I was always afraid to be πŸ’” RIP Big Fella... I love and miss you more than you will ever know β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
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#JournalEntry251: Life is hard. But your heart doesn’t have to be.
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The last few days have been nothing but waves of emotions and experiences; some massive ones of which I never expected or planned for... and as I lay here in the tub on the verge of yet another β€œBPD episode” I got to thinking: out of all the things I’ve been through how easy would it be for me to just let my heart grow cold and hard. How much simpler and less painful would life be if I could simply just not fucking care?? β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’
Tbh... Sometimes that’s all I want. So. fucking. badly. β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’
But... what’s the cost of not caring? Your light. Your heart. Your soul. Your love.
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Is it worth it?
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No. It’s not. Nothing is worth that price... and so yet again I will force myself to be strong. I will count my blessings, take some deep breaths and calm my overactive heart. It’s okay to not be okay... and tomorrow is a new day πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ
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One look? ONE LOOK?!
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Yeah; pretty much... πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’
But if you’re gonna have only one... at least make it a decent one! πŸ˜‚ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
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If the last few days have taught me anything... it’s that we are stronger than we think and that the weak moments are what build us. Without destruction there is no creation and without pain we would never be able to fully appreciate love. So smile, embrace the chaos, dust yourself off and simply remember; NOBODY’S life is perfect. It’s ok to not be ok. It’s ok to be yourself.
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It’s ok to #BeHuman πŸ™πŸ½
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#JournalEntry250: β€œThose with BPD may use self-injurious behavior in attempt to regulate or gain some control of their emotional turbulence.”
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This is something I’ve never really spoke about... for fear of being judged as violent or unstable. For some it’s cutting. For some it’s tattoos. For me... it’s in my hands.
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Without my hands; I’m nothing. Through them I touch, feel, fix, love and experience EVERYTHING in this world. My hands are my life. When I was younger I thought I was just angry. Tbh, even I was scared of me. But now that I’m older and know what I’m living with I’ve realized that my hands (the same ones that take care if everyone and everything else) have also been taking care of me this whole time. I punch and destroy them to the point where they are bloody and swollen to help free my mind from the battle it’s losing with my demons. My hands have saved me more times than I can count... β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’
I’m NOT violent and I’m NOT angry. I’ve NEVER hurt another soul in my life and I never will... and for the very few of you that have seen this side of me; I’m so sorry if I scared you. I didn’t know... I love you and I promise I will never harm you. Ever. β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’
I wasn’t sure about posting this for fear of being judged... but it’s part of who I am and what I have to live with; I’m a good person with one of the biggest hearts (literally and figuratively) you will ever meet. This does not define me. OUR MENTAL ILLNESSES DO NOT DEFINE US! I will no longer hide or be ashamed of who I am. β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’
Keep fighting. You’re not alone.
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Be kind. Be human. Be you.
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