It’s Okay, To Not Be Okay.

It’s normal to put on a front when it seems like life is crashing down around you. I do it all the time. It’s easier to pretend, it’s hard to face the facts. But it is so damaging to your inner core. What do they say? We are our own worst enemies. I know I am mine.

It took me a long time to accept that things won’t always turn out the way we expect them to (want them to). Once you let go of that, the rest falls into place. Life isn’t perfect, so why do we expect perfection from ourselves? That is not living life, that is coming up with excuses to get out of dealing with problems.

You are allowed to cry, scream, throw a tantrum, let out all the negative things any way that feels right to you. It’s healthy to be in a bad mood, to be sad, to be one with your inner demons, as long as you don’t linger in those moments for too long. They are a part of you, just like the good things are. Accept that there are difficulties, and embrace that it’s okay to NOT be okay all the time.

It’s how we grow as people. We need the bad to be able to appreciate the importance of the good. I know sometimes it feels like life is opening up a can of whoop ass on you, but learn to roll with those punches, and you will get out of it in one piece.

Take time for yourself and nurture your wants and needs.

Go hide under your covers and block out the sunshine. It does good for you to disconnect too. So you can see the bigger picture, and realize that the world is NOT out to get you, it only wants to teach you. Whether that be a lesson or something greater, it is what it is. And you are who you are.

Be you. All of you. It’s okay, I swear!


C.A. Gallinger


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