I wish someone had told me this. I wish someone had said this to me when I was younger. I wish. But what has happened has happened. There’s nothing I can do to change the past and there’s also nothing I want to change of my past. It has moulded me into the person that I am today. Stronger, better. But, I do want to say this to you. I do want to tell you this message I wish someone had told me a long time ago.
It is absolutely okay not to be okay.
There were circumstances in my life when I wish someone would just say those words, that one single sentence to me. Eventually, I learned it. From books, from people wiser than me. And now I would like to pass it on to you, hoping you will pass it on to someone who you think might need it.
When life teaches you difficult lessons, when you think there’s no way out, when you hit the rock bottom, it is important to be able to hold it together. But holding it together doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to give yourself time to get it together. Crying doesn’t mean you’re weak. Being sad, heartbroken, doesn’t make you weak. It makes you human. It means you’re not okay and it’s absolutely normal and okay not to be okay.
Showing emotion is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it just shows how strong you are because you have the courage to bare yourself to the world.
Give yourself a break. Cry, eat a tub of ice cream, sleep, run, binge watch. Do what you gotta do to bounce back up again. Even phones need to be charged. So do you.
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