Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Why You Shouldn't Give Up

To my dearest friends, to anybody struggling, to anybody looking for a reason to stay and most importantly, to myself. Please stay. You are strong. You are worthy. You are getting there. Even if you don't believe it.

I know that things are tough and that they have been for what feels like an eternity, I know most days you wake up feeling rough; a burden to the world. I know that you despise how you feel, but each and every day, you're taking baby steps to heal. I know that it seems that you're not getting well, but you've come so far since your ultimate hell. I know that youre not where you hope to be, but you're also not where you started; you're learning to cope along the way. I know that death can feel like the only way out, but I'm proud of each and every breathe, despite your own doubt.

If you didn't wake up tomorrow, the world would carry on, but the hearts of all your loved ones would break, and then forever ache. I know that you're in pain, you're sick of your stupid broken brain. But the rain can't fall forever and you won't always feel so small.

If you didn't wake up tomorrow, the world would carry on, but everyone who knew you would be wondering if they ever missed a clue, if they could have stopped you and dwelling on everything they didn't do. Just take one day at a time, it'll soon pay off and you'll eventually begin to climb again.

If you didn't wake up tomorrow, the world would carry on, but even strangers, over the acres will be grieving your short life. Your journey wont be linear, it may even become tedious. You may have spells of feeling numb, possibly even slightly dumb, but keep reminding yourself that things will be ok.

If you didn't wake up tomorrow, the world would carry on, but in weeks, months or even years, you'll look back over your progress and notice that life brings you slightly more hope than before; that you know how to cope even better. I know that you feel sad, but it's not as bad as before, so what is the point in giving up now? You've come so far, you're starting to glow like a star, so don't give up and please stay, even just for one more day. You are so brave for crawling out of your cave. You are strong. You are worthy. You are getting there; even if it doesn't always feel like it.

Thank-you for reading, Tay x

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