You’ll be fine, child.
When someone asks me how I am, I usually answer, “I’m okay, still surviving.”
Which is true. After everything that has happened in my life, I am still and will always be trying to survive it.
Sometimes I wish I am a bit more extroverted so I can be able to speak well publicly about my story – of how I overcame trauma, anxiety and depression, and continue to overcome it every single day – but because of that very reason (anxiety) I couldn’t even bring myself up on a pedestal without the feeling of fainting, so I opt to write, to do art, to create so I could express myself. I do hope that through my works, people will relate to these creative outputs so they will feel empowered that it’s perfectly okay to not be okay. That in every low point in your life, the only way to go is up because life is a cycle and is a series of seasons. You may be in a season of dryness, of hopelessness for now but in due time, in God’s perfect time, the sun will shine again and it will be summer where there are happy days. I hope that in my lifetime, I could inspire people to embrace change, to embrace life even if it is darkest because what is life if there are no sufferings? We wouldn’t be able to appreciate the good things if everything is perfect, wouldn’t we?
So, my friends, I am writing this because I want to let you know that there is a light at the end of that dark tunnel. That even though the tunnel may feel endless, hopeless, and will make you feel like giving up, there will be an end to it, and at the end, is hope. You will survive whatever it is that you’re going through as have I, and we will continue to thrive because we are not alone. God is there, your family and friends are there. All it takes is for you to know, that you will be okay.
Just like me, a warrior and a survivor, you’ll be fine.