remember swine flu reblog if ur a tru 2009 kid
There is a freeing thing about emptying your soul in front of someone. In that low place, when I thought I was undeserving of love, it showed up anyway. That day, I learned the most important lesson of my life: to be vulnerable is to be strong. Courage does not exist in the absence of fear, and to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart is something so impressive. In those shattered moments, our biggest strengths are revealed.
I know now that I am not alone on this path. I can open up and let myself be seen. To say it in Daniel Koepke’s words:“The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unlovable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human … The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved.”
You are more than the worst thing that you have ever done or the saddest thing that has happened to you. You are not defined by the country you were born in, the family you were raised by, the struggles you have faced. And no, you can’t do it on your own—but that’s OK. You don’t have to.