“Out of suffering emerges the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars”
The truth is none of us get our of this life unscathed. We all fall down, we get our hearts broken, our demons come out to play, LIFE HAPPENS to every single one of us.
Life happened to me. The scars on my legs from self-harm will always be a reminder that we all fall down sometimes and IT’S OKAY. Your past, your mistakes, your scars, they do not define you.
I used to hide my scars from the world, I was so embarrassed by them, I feared what people would think if they saw my imperfections. But I’ve come to realize it’s far more important to show people how you handle your imperfections instead of pretending that they don’t exist. I want to show people, especially young women, that it’s okay to love your imperfections. I want you to know that you can walk through the darkness and come out the other side.
I prayed for this woman when I was 15 years old. I prayed every single day that I could find a woman that had been swallowed up by the darkness of her mind like me, a woman that was scarred like me, a woman that had fought her demons and won. This woman was happy, loved, thriving, confident, everything was okay, she survived. I desperately wished for a woman to be that beacon of hope, that sliver of light for me when I was surrounded by darkness. I wanted to find someone that could show me that one day everything would be okay and that it was worth holding on through all the pain.
I never found her.
Instead, I became her.
I don’t know who needs to hear this message, but I hope it finds you.
If you’re swallowed up by the darkness of your mind right now, keep holding on. Keep fighting. I know life gets hard, I know the darkness of your mind is one of the scariest and loneliest places in the world, but you’re not alone. Please hold on.
This world needs you, it needs your light it needs your magic, it needs your unique gift that was placed inside of you, we need you to share your gift with us.
No, life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, but I promise it’s worth sticking around to experience how amazing it can be.
You too can get through the darkness and come out the other side.
Keep fighting, you got this.
My message to you about the power of self love.