Ask for the Support You Need

It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to rely on your support system. 

It’s so easy to get caught up in the idea that we can do everything on our own, that we don’t need someone else’s help to be okay. Relying on others isn’t a bad thing, though. 

This week, 1N5 had our staff Christmas lunch. In the beginning, we went around the table and shared one positive from 2021. Mine was allowing myself to use my support system and be vulnerable. 

Vulnerability doesn’t come easy for me, but this year I’ve been working on both letting people in and reaching out for help when I need it. 

2021 has been a difficult year for a lot of people and for a lot of reasons, but the best thing to come of it for me has been the relationships I’ve strengthened. This year, I found my best friend. He taught me how to ask for help, how to reach out without fear of being too much. I also strengthened some old friendships and allowed them to support me when I needed them. My family and I have also become so much closer, and I’m so unbelievably grateful for how much they’ve supported me through one of the most emotionally challenging years of my life. Finally, and maybe most importantly, I started going back to therapy again. All these people have helped me realize how much I want to enjoy life and how beautiful it can be. 

Let people support you. Let yourself ask for help. You are loved, and you are important. Don’t let your brain convince you otherwise. 

As always, stay safe + stay healthy. 


Kayla W