I am so proud of you. For fighting through the pain. For continuing to move forward, despite all of the days you wanted to give up. For choosing you, even when other choices seemed more desirable. For choosing to see the light within the darkness. For choosing to not settle. For choosing to be who you are, despite what others think. For asking for help and seeking out help. For just getting through another minute, when getting through the day feels impossible.
You have done each and every single one of those things, even when it doesn’t feel like it. You have fought through difficult times and moved forward and continued to show up for yourself even when you didn’t want to. You have continuously kept going and putting one foot in front of the other.
I want you to be proud of you, too, because you truly have done what once felt unthinkable and impossible. You are here another day. You are doing something right now that a year ago, or even a day ago, felt like would never happen. You are growing, molding, changing and becoming the person you were meant to be. You are learning tools to work through future tough days. You are growing in your strength and resiliency.
2020 was rough. But you got through it. Times may still be rough for you, but you can get through this tough time, too. Hold onto faith, trust yourself and your growth.
I am so proud of you. And I am so proud of me. Because at one point, I didn’t think I would be living the life I am living or living a life at all. But here I am, just like you, figuring it out with every step, and choosing me even when things get messy and uncertain. Keep choosing you. Keep moving forward even when the going gets tough. You have done it so many times before, you already have all the tools within you to do it again.
Proud is an understatement. Let’s keep fighting together.