Your struggles do not define you and you still have time to make an impact.
I have been in quite the slump the last few weeks — it’s March 7th, 2019. I'm awake at 12:56 am and I am just disgesting the news that Luke Perry died at age 52.
But in his short time on earth he was: a hearthrob in the 90s, he had a family and a daughter. He lived everyday with passion and doing what he loved: ACTING.
I think I have time. Or you think you do....
I am 31 and turning 32 this year. I feel like I am mentally regressing. I deal with depression and anxiety on a daily basis. Sometimes it rules my life. My emotions dictate my days and I have made my peace with that. There are times when I can’t stand the thought of talking to another client. Building another website. Scheduling another consult. But I do it because I remember: this is my passion and I fought to carve my name into the world.
Being depressed doesn’t mean you cry all the time. It’s a wave of emotions, that go up and down, up and down and the wave stays with you. I like to laugh a lot too. I enjoy hanging out with my close friends. I can go days without talking to anyone and I don’t feel lonely. I cry sometimes, but only over dumb shit, or when I am frustrated, or over stupid people. I am a human but with extra emotions, I like to say. My symptoms and struggles do not define who I am.
I have more good days vs bad days. 5–6 years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to say that. All I had were bad days because of my mindset.
I have grown and I am continuously growing into the woman I am supposed to be. I am thankful that I have the self-awareness to check myself before I begin to spiral. I have a great support system around me who helps me when I feel like I can’t live another day.
The point of this entire article is — make the best use of your time, or at least try to. Your struggles do not define you. Do your best everyday to show up and you will see results, and you’re probably inspiring someone. If you’re having a bad month in business, chalk it up to experience and take stock of what you can do to make next month better. I do it all the time.
Life is a learning curve. Either we let it crush us or we conquer. I don’t plan on letting my symptoms fuck with my success — so why will you?