It’s okay to admit it.
You’re hurt. You’re broken. You’re so deep in a hole of despair you’re terrified you’ll never get out of it. You’re afraid you’ll be stuck down there forever.
Even worse, no one knows what you’re going through.
No one knows how you really feel.
You haven’t (and won’t) let anyone in.
Out of some distorted sense of humility, you keep all your problems locked up inside and hope that you can independently pull yourself toward the light.
How’s that been working for you?
Does it make you feel any better?
My guess is that it doesn’t.
My guess is that you’re lonely.
My guess is that, besides the fleeting glimmer of happiness that strikes now and then and fills you with hope, you still feel like you have a long way to go.
And guess what? You’re right.
In fact, if you don’t let anyone in, it’s not certain that you’ll ever get there.
You could be stuck in that deep, dark hole forever.
I know you feel like no one really cares.
I know you feel like people will tell you that you have no reason to feel the way you’re feeling. I mean, come on, look at how good you have it. There are so many people on this planet experiencing so much worse — you have no right to feel this way. You’re blessed. You have it all. You won.
But that’s all bullshit.
People do care.
And you have every right to feel the way you’re feeling.
Just because other people have it worse doesn’t mean you’re some emotionless blob that’s immune to feelings of doom and gloom.
Don’t discredit yourself.
Don’t discredit your emotions.
And don’t for another second believe you have to do this alone.
If you feel like the world is crumbling around you… like your soul has lost its shine and you can no longer see the light through the darkness… like you’ve been so far removed from joy and happiness that you can barely remember what it’s like to experience them…
… reach out.
Raise your hand and ask for help.
Tell the people closest to you how you’re feeling.
Let them know you’re scared.
Let them know you’re hurt.
Let them know you feel broken.
If you try to fix this alone, it’s not certain you ever will.
But if you swallow your pride and finally allow others in, I think you’ll be surprised how quickly they drop everything to help you back on your feet.
You’re not the only one who wants you to be happy.
Speak up and we can find ways to all get there together.
And when you’re ready 👇👇