Sometimes life kicks you down in the dirt and doesn't let up. That's how I've honestly felt the past two months give or take. And pretty much in almost all areas of my life (even if they were fashioned in my own mind). A person can only take a beating for so long before they either snap, fight back, or give up. I was ready to give up. I think I hit an all time mental low for myself and was just done. But luckily I didn't completely clam up and had just enough fight left in me to determine to claw my way back up, and it helped that I had one friend speak something to me of her own story that landed on me, another friend who expressed concern and love, and a family member who simply said "I'm here." It's been a much better few days since that moment of my new-found determination although of course it takes time to rewire you're thinking so I fight daily to stand my ground and fight back. And for some reason I'm tearing up a little while writing this. I'm sure it's mixed emotions concerning it all. But just know you're not alone. You're not the only one who is living life full of anxiety, depression, and a lack of self-love. I'm just as much human (contrary to popular belief) as any of you who's read up to this point and struggle bus hard on the daily almost. I'm on the road to my own mental recovery though and hope that somehow this will empower at least one of you to continue fighting alongside with me. Don't give up. Never give in. We got this.
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