Sometimes it feels like it would be easier to just call it quits.
To give up. To stop fighting. To crawl under a blanket and hide from the world forever.
And sure, maybe that would be easier. But you didn’t come this far to only come this far.
You’ve come a long way. Even on the days when it doesn’t feel like it or when you need someone else to remind you of that, you’ve still come an incredibly long way.
Every step counts. And it may not feel like it as you’re taking each one, but before you know it, you’ll look back and realize just how many of those little steps there are, and how far they’ve taken you.
There have probably been plenty of times when you could have decided that enough was enough and given up.
But you didn’t. You're still here, you're still fighting.
And that's amazing.
Every day might feel like a battle, but just by showing up to fight it, you’re already winning. And if you’ve made it this far, why give up when you’re already coming out ahead just by getting here? Even if you have to take it day by day, each day will bring you a little closer to where you want to be.
So don’t give up now. Don’t let go just yet. You’ve come so far, and you can go even farther.
If it’s going to take support to get there, reach out to someone you trust to help you. If you need a little motivation, put a few inspirational quotes where you’ll be sure to see them throughout your day. On days when you’re really struggling, treat yourself kindly and go easy on yourself- you’re still doing your best.
But whatever you do, don’t give up.
After all, you didn’t come this far to only come this far.