We Are More Than These Moments

Struggle.

It’s something we will all face at some point in our lives. It’s inevitable. It’s a part of life.
For some if us, that struggle could be in the form of being unsure what to do with our lives or what school to go to.
For others, it’s in the form of depression or anxiety.

But we all share a common bond, struggle.

And it’s in those moments of struggle that we can learn the most about ourselves and learn that we are more than these moments.

It’s okay to be open and honest about our struggles.
To have honest conversations with people about what’s going on.
It’s okay to admit that you still struggle.

So often, we want to hide the struggle.
We don’t want people to think that we are weak.
We refer to our struggles in the past tense because we think we should be over it by now.
That once we’ve reached a certain point in our recoveries, we’re on our own.

I’m just as guilty of this.
Sometimes I catch myself thinking that because of reached 300+ days of recovery, I no longer struggle with self harm or depression.
But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

The truth is, I still struggle with self harm.
I still struggle with depression.
Present tense.

But I am more than these moments of struggle.

And you are more than your moments of struggle, whatever they might be.

We don’t have to let our struggles define us.
We don’t have to stay there.

We can be more than our struggles, we are more than our struggles.

I am more than my self harm.
I am more than my depression.
But I still struggle with them.

It’s easy to get caught up in the difficulties of life.
But honesty is a beautiful thing.
You never know when sharing your story could make a lasting impact on someone else’s life.

Struggle can be a beautiful thing that produces a beautiful change in the lives of those impacted by it.
Change is hard. It’s scary. It’s uncomfortable. But discomfort is where we grow and become better.
And we owe it to ourselves to keep going.
We are beautiful stories that are still being written.

We are more than these moments.

Much love to you friends.

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