Pretending to be strong is exhausting. Acting like you’re okay is draining. Putting up a front like you’re fine is tiring. Making it seem like nothing affects you is a lot of work. Keeping everything bottled up takes a lot of effort. Shutting everybody out uses up a lot of energy. I know you. I can see right thru you, and I’m here to tell you that it’s alright. It’s alright to be weak. It’s alright to be vulnerable. It’s alright to be hurt. If you have to cry, then cry. It’s alright if you cry, and it’s alright to be angry. You don’t have to try to be invincible. You don’t have to try to mask how sad you are. You don’t have to try to cover up the pain you’re feeling. Don’t forget that you’re only human, okay? Don’t lie to yourself and be in denial that everything’s alright with you when everything’s actually wrong and it’s only getting worse by the day. Ignoring what’s wrong isn’t going to make it go away. Avoiding what’s wrong isn’t going to fix anything. What you need to do is deal with what’s wrong because that’s the only way you’ll be able to properly find closure and get past it. Don’t be afraid to let it all out because if you don’t, you’ll slowly lose yourself and you aren’t gonna like who you become.
You’re stronger than you realize, and I can only hope that this makes you feel a little bit better because I know, this is what you needed. I hope it’s what you need. It’s what I tell myself when I feel discouraged or defeated. No one in this life is perfect. We are all imperfectly juggling life’s obstacles equally. Some of us are still trying to maneuver around these obstacles and until we get the hang of it, we stumble and fall but don’t forget to get back up. Always get back up.