The pain is there, taking over my body, my life, my strength.
The strength I once had is weakened, as each ounce of pain I endure fatigues my frail mind and stature further.
Sometimes, I remind myself, I am strong for being able to deal with the constant pain.
Most times, I feel like a crippled version of myself, unable, lacking, too tired to feel like a warrior.
I need to remind myself that in each day, each breath, each moment – these are indeed accomplishments.
For a body so weak to carry on as I do, even in the littlest of ways, by achieving the simplest of tasks – that means that I can keep trying to carry on.
Maybe one day those ‘little’ accomplishments will become bigger.
Find a way, something or someone that motivates and inspires you. (Yes, you can be that person.)
“It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.”
― Jon Krakauer,
As the above quote implies: If you’re struggling, I encourage you to try to feel strong today, and then the day after, and the day after that. “Fake it ’til you make it”, right?
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