You are more than the boxes society tries to place you in. You are more than where you’re from, your religion, your skin color, your gender identity.
I hope you know that as terrifying and as lonely all this may feel, this is not your forever.
When you feel that the world is on top of you, pray.
I hope you remind yourself that the dawn right before the sun rises is the darkest. As heavy as everything may feel, we will be able to face a new day.
You may feel lost. And you may have felt lost for a long time. But know that this is not your forever. No darkness, no season, is eternal.
One day, I hope that you will be able to understand what it means to love yourself.
But when you lack the motivation to go on, know that you will get up again.
A new day signifies another chance to turn things around for the better.
Crying allowed me to tear myself apart and really question what I had been feeling. Crying allowed me to feel emotions other than happiness — crying made me become more human again.
Just because you have been doing something all your life, it does not necessarily mean that it is right.