We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.
― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heartfelt Advice for Hard Times
I know things might be super hard for some you. I just want you to know that everything will be alright, trust me. I know some days are especially harder than some days. Think of something in the future that makes you want to continue and make it that far and even further. You might get to see your favourite band or meet them. Imagine all the possibilities. Promise yourself one more day because something great might happen. I know you can beat this hard time. Most importantly talk to someone, weather it’s a friend or teacher or parents. So many people are out there to help you feel better and please remember that.
I’m 23 years old but I feel like I’m 50 going through a midlife crisis. Life is so complicated and demanding sometimes. There’s so much pressure to finish school, get a good job, get married - and I don’t feel like I’m ready for any of that. For the past couple months I’ve done a lot of thinking and I’ve tried to find the motivation to make myself better but I feel like I’m not making any progress. To say I’m discouraged is an understatement. The stress that I feel on a daily basis is sometimes overwhelming and the pressure I put on myself is sometimes too much to handle.
I guess the reason why I even started writing this in the first place is to remind myself and others that are going through similar situations to take a step back and give yourself a break. Eventually you will find yourself and everything will fall into place. It might seem like everything is shit but in the long run these hard times are just making you stronger.