I'm sure everyone hears those words every now and then, especially during tough times. Now, we have all gone through it, whether it be a break up, a death in the family or just some personal issues. And we are ALWAYS told to not give up. But do you ever just get to that point where you wish you could? Because it all becomes too much to bear; you become so mentally exhausted, it's too much. I feel like I can't breathe and wish so badly life would get easier.
I'm not gonna lie and say that life was tough growing up. I had an awesome childhood, which I'm forever grateful for considering some can't say the same. It was after I graduated high school when it all just fell apart for me. I've made my fair share of extremely stupid ass decisions, lost someone very near and dear to my heart and it became incredibly overwhelming for me to deal with. Depression (and guilt) got the best of me; I was crying myself to sleep damn near every night. I would be awake until the sun came up, I even dropped out of school because I had no motivation. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to just end it all to take the pain away. But here I am, in 2016, still living life and exactly the way I want to.
I guess what I'm trying to get at is, as cliche as it sounds, no matter how difficult life gets for you, don't EVER give up. Find your happy medium, do what you love, live your life the way you want and for you only because fuck what anyone has to say about it. I know that's easier said than done, but I promise it's such a rewarding feeling. I've gone through hell and back, I've wanted to give up countless times, I didn't really have a big support system, but all I needed was just one person to let me know that everything was going to be okay and to not give in. I still have my moments where life becomes too much but I pick myself back up day in and day out and keep my head held high. And I strongly encourage anyone to do the same.
"Life is Good!" -R.I.P. to the best person I know.