I’ve been having some inner struggles lately. Struggles that have caused outward things to happen, to pile up in my life. Last night, those bottled up struggles imploded.
Here’s the thing, on the outside, I can appear like everything is fine and good. It’s oddly easy to act like you don’t have something you are battling. Especially when that thing is depression and anxiety.
Despite being on medication, I seem to have regular ups and downs. Usually, it’s more in the up zone, but I know that I’ve pushed through a few dips this year. For some reason, 2016 has just been a bumpier year.
As I work on me, on finding my balance day to day, I can’t imagine doing it alone. First and foremost, God and my faith have been huge for me. I know that I couldn’t even possibly do it without my God. He makes me strong when I am weak.
Then, there’s my second and also important support system, my friends. All I need to say is that I’m having a rough day, and the encouraging words and love pours out of them. These are the people that put a smile on my face when all I want to do is hide and cry in my pillow. I can’t thank them enough for being there when I need them.
While I want to be out there inspiring others with all that I have done and continue to go through, I’m far from perfect. Heck, I’m not even close. It’s all about us all motivating and inspiring one another…it’s a cycle or circle of love and support.
When you are struggling with something, remember your friends. True friends will be right by your side when you need them. Keep that amazing safety net close. It’s a special thing.