I know life gets tough sometimes, with insecurities, school, work, heartaches and heartbreaks, family drama, and everything else in between.
I’ll share with you something personal: There are a lot of times when I wanted to give up. During the past two weeks, I destroyed two razor blades, as I pulled them apart because I have been hurting too much over too many things and I wanted release.
I could have cut again. It would have been nice to feel physical pain instead of emotional ones.
But I didn’t do it. You know why? Because I knew that I can still be stronger. I could cry everything out, but I refused to give up and give in to negative feelings.
I reread this letter that my best friend gave me for my birthday last year. There was a line there that she said I am a shoo-in for contests of beauty, brains and strength.
Even others saw that there is strength in me. I am strong. So I refuse to give in to bad things. When I think about the bad things, and I wanted to give up, I remember that there are too many people who love me so, so much, and they are the reasons why I have to be strong.
Remember: Have Faith in your dreams, Trust in yourself, and Love for others because others love you too.
And as always, remember that you are strong.