Do you ever look back on a moment in your life and cannot believe you survived it?

Listen, Lucy:

Do you ever look back on a moment in your life and cannot believe you survived it? It’s like the entire time you were in the storm you kept your head down and were only worried about getting through the day that you didn’t even realize that the storm was over and you made it. You carry on with your life and don’t think about the heartbreaking pain you once went through and the next thing you know a lifetime has passed.

You think about it often, but not in depth. You know it changed the course of your life but it is too painful to think about in too much detail. Then, all of a sudden, it hits you like a ton of bricks. You remember details of desperation, moments of helplessness. You forgot the strength you had to muster up to get through it.

You forget to give yourself credit for simply enduring. I want to remind everyone to give themselves credit.

I know that going through the impossible times in life can be so sucky. You may be a ball of a mess but you will make it through and once you made it feel free to acknowledge it and give yourself a pat on the back. Be proud of yourself. Sometimes I feel like I can’t just say how proud of myself that I am. I am working on that. I survived. We all survived.