To my friends who are struggling…
I have learned so much about the world through my journey with my daughter, Aria. I have been to hell and back, and experienced things I never imagined I would. In these moments, I interacted with people on a regular basis who had no idea what I was going through, and that really opened my eyes. I guarantee that I have unknowingly interacted with people who are fighting through difficult times on multiple occasions.
But even though I may not know who is struggling right now, or what they are dealing with, I want you to know I still see you.
I know there are days when it’s a struggle to leave the house. I know there are times when it takes real courage to strike up a conversation with someone. I know you are tired. I know you feel defeated. I know you can’t always see a way out.
But you can do this. Breathe in, breathe out. There is a reason that your heart continues to beat without first asking for your permission. You are here. You have purpose. Keep going.
I am no stranger to rock bottom. I called that place my home for a long time. Maybe you are there now. The good news is there is always a way out of that place. You just have to keep moving, keep on searching. You will find the light again, I promise.