Believe in yourself, You are trustworthy! No matter what life has thrown your way, you've stood strong & found aa way to manage the chaos & deal with the bullshit. You've discovered joy in the madness & kept hope for light in the darkness.
Never stop shining. Never back down from
facing a challenge or taking risks. Never stop
believing in yourself. You are capable! You can
do any job, conquer any obstacle & find joy in
any activity because you are a beautiful soul & a
Never stop smiling. you are light! You are
beauty! You SHINE through darkness. You are
not just problematic & helpless, even when you
feel like it. You have limitless potential! you are
not bound to restraints: you are not trapped. You are free! you have power!
You have power to not only face the darkness but to overcome it. Quit doubting your beautiful inspiring self. You have magnificent worth! You are valued--valuable & appreciated.
You are where you need to be--not because it's ideal or easy or simple, but because it's life, YOUR life. You have done & are continuing to do your best: have confidence; have faith. Be assured, you're fine: be reassured that your going to be alright.
"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." So true, & it's OK! Never back down from your goals. Always pursue your dreams. Never stop being a dreamer, a believer, a do-er. Revive hope & faith every morning when you awaken, every afternoon as you're busy doing life & being an adult, every evening as you relax & unwind, & every night as you close your eyes to welcome slumber.
If ever a moment of darkness should creep in during the day, embrace it. Allow your feelings to be welcome, even if they're unpleasant or uncomfortable. Embrace it simply because it's part of living, part of being, part of experiencing life, part of growing.
Just don't stay there. Live in the moment, but know that it is only that--a moment. This too shall pass. The only constantis change, so be reassured that this feeling, too, shall change. You may not have a choice of experiencing it or not, but you generally do have a choice to continue experiencing it & live there--to dwell--, or to pick up & move on to bigger & better thoughts.
Wipe away those tears & insecurities & press forward to create a better, more fulfilling life than you have today. Press forward, move onward towards the bright & beautiful future that awaits you. "No one promised it would be easy, but that it would be worth it."
Don't you dare give up! Few have been privileged to have such a beautiful & extravagant life tale. Few have been blessed with such adventures as yours. Don't give up all that just because the ride grows more challenging & more difficult. Certainly, more trials will come & others will linger for many years, but that's no reason to give up.
You exist for a reason! You are a fairy princess, a beautiful goddess filled with love & light & extravagant beauty. You are on this earth for a damn good reason, & you'd better stick it out to find out what that reason is.
Believe in yourself. You have no reason not to. You've proven yourself time & time again. Stop doubting. Stop hating. Stop clinging to the bitterness. Let it go. Step into the light & become the glorious creature of beauty that you were designed to be.
-your best friend
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Kristin Karina Windsor, age 23. Kristin lives in Colorado Springs & works daily for mental health advocacy as she journeys through a variety of treatments in hopes of one day reaching remission. She runs the successful blog "Exploring Existence with a Certifiable Vagabond" where she uses her ten years of experience battling severe, debilitating mental illness to raise awareness about mental health issues & to hopefully have a positive impact on her community & provide some support for other struggling with mental illness. Kristin enjoys photography, modeling, pole dancing, teaching, writing, playing guitar & singing, & getting out in nature whenever possible, as well as spending time with quality friends engaging in meaningful projects & deep conversations.