Don’t Write Off How Far You’ve Come

    Tonight when the demons in my head want to take over, I’m reminding myself that I am amazing, and I have accomplished things I dreamt about for years.

    I graduated from college. I have a B.A. in psychology. Other people had that. Not me. But now I do.

    I’m getting my Master’s degree in social work.

    I am a published writer.

    Yes, my brain and other people are tearing me down and screaming at me that I can’t do anything right.

    But the evidence? The evidence is that I have survived 16 years of special needs parenting. And that is an accomplishment.

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    I survived 19 years of being a military spouse. Not everyone does that.

    I crawled my way through years of severe back pain and two surgeries. And I came out the other side.

    Anxiety, depression, people who don’t like me and think I’m worthless?

    You won’t win.

    I will get back up.

    I will NOT give up.

    I might have to stop and regroup. Give myself breathing room and take my meds.

    That doesn’t mean I’m weak or incapable.

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    It means I am smart enough to recognize when I need help. I’m strong enough to get back up. My brain and the naysayers don’t get to win.

    Because I am enough!

    Originally published on the author’s blog

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