If you are going through a hard time, keep going.
If your back's against the wall and you're not sure how you're going to get out of this mess, hold strong.
At any moment, things could change. An answer could appear. Help could be on its way right now.
Don't you dare give up hope. Not now. Not after everything you've been through.
This is just a test. Your character will be refined. You will come out stronger on the other side.
Oh, I know it doesn't feel like it. Not now. It sucks. It hurts. It seems unfair.
But you are strong. You are amazing. You can do this.
If you feel all alone, reach out to a friend or mentor. Don't stay locked in your room, wallowing in your sadness and frustration. Yes, Netflix is a great comfort, but isn't it time you reach out to someone who has proved their love and loyalty? Don't try to keep pushing forward all alone. Yes, I know you are strong! But life is hard and along this journey we need friends and relationship. We need that person who will hold up a mirror and say, "See? You're awesome. You're going to make it through this."
And I know you will. You always do. You may feel like quitting, but you won't. You won't quit because you've got too much grit and drive inside of you. This may be hard, but quitting is harder. You will keep going. You will pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep going. And maybe no one will see what you went through. Maybe no one will understand what you had to do to get to the other side. They'll applaud your results and your success, but they will have no clue about all the failures. But that's okay. Because you'll know. You'll know what you pushed through to get to the other side. And you'll keep going. I know you will. And I will, too. We'll keep pressing on. Because that's what we do.
Chin up, friend.
You'll make it. I know you will.
Hi, I'm Jen Hickle!
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