SkyGirl Posted January 1 Report Share Posted January 1 4 minutes ago, Rhovaniel said: I must admit, I have been a little reflective. I keep seeing all these memes about 2020 - 2022 being so awful and my Dad saying how 2023 'can't be much worse'. Understandable, given his diagnosis. But the memes don't reflect the fact that there is always the trend to say the last year was awful. Even before the pandemic. And you know what? Yes, there's been bad bits, there's been awful times. But I also found my strength this year. I made it through the most painful and mentally challenging year I've ever had. I have felt grief with the loss of Willes, whose friendship I miss dearly. I found the courage to face the mental demons I carried since childhood, and the very real, human monster responsible for many of them. I battled through severe suicidal thoughts and, thanks to some amazing friends, fought through it. I got to therapy and found my way to healing. I accepted what happened, I learned to accept also that I am a strong and resilient person, that I do not need to fear challenges the way I did, because I am capable of so much more than I ever thought I was. I was a warrior in 2022, and that is not something to dismiss in 2023. It is something to build on. I love this so much and I'm so fricking proud of you!! Happy New Year, and may 2023 build even more goodness on the foundation of grit and courage you laid in 2022! ❤️ 2 1 Quote SKY ELVENWORD NOBLEHEART The Silver Archer, Ranger Level 51 Jesus-follower | Writer | Encourager | Resident Myers-Briggs and Enneagram Geek "Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people." - Fred Rogers Link to comment
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