At 28, I continue to struggle with letting go of my childhood, learning to live as a healthy adult and moving on from the people who brought me into this world. While my life has improved over the past couple years, I am still challenged by my past and that's all we'll share today.
The point of this post is to remind those who are also struggling, you own your story.
Recently, I came across "The Secrets of Resilience" from The Wall Street Journal and the idea of resilience offered a great deal peace - you have the power rise above.
Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences.
Research has shown that resilience is ordinary, not extraordinary. People commonly demonstrate resilience.
Being resilient does not mean that a person doesn't experience difficulty or distress. Emotional pain and sadness are common in people who have suffered major adversity or trauma in their lives. In fact, the road to resilience is likely to involve considerable emotional distress.
Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone.
To me, the most powerful takeaway is anyone can learn to be resilient - to find a way to keep going when a million hurdles are placed before you.
You, like me, may be exahusted. I feel as though I've been fighting this fight my entire life, but we can't give up. Always remember:
You are not alone
I believe you
I believe in you
You are resilient.
And, please don't forget to take care of yourself.