Thought Catalog

Pain

You are allowed to fail because you are allowed to be human. You are not allowed to live a life with no failures because that would mean that you have failed by default.

Sure, I still struggle, I still have manic episodes and can easily forget my strength – but in this tiny moment, when I know there is something unsettling within me – I am able to own it, know that I am safe, and find comfort that I will eventually figure things out.

There is still that lingering feeling of knowing the one who was one of the most significant people in your life is now just a memory, but you have healed enough to no longer let it interfere with your every day life.