Read me.

When I was younger I couldn’t imagine my life as it is today.

I couldn’t imagine a life at all.

That’s the thing when you’re young. You don’t think of the future.

I could never tell if I was depressed or if life really just sucked for me. Things were always bad; worse for me then everyone else. And so I thought it would be better if I’d go. If I didn’t live anymore.

Today I am a nurse.

I am a daughter.

A sister.

An aunt.

A girlfriend.

I am these things because I lived.

I love my life so much because of what I’ve made of it. I went through 4 years of hell, 40,000 dollars of student loans, and many heart breaks to stand before you today. Strong. Happy.

I used to want to take my life; now I save them.

I say this because some people want to end their life. But they don’t see. They don’t see how they are ending their one chance to make a better life for themselves. Sometimes life seems impossible. It knocks you down far too many times, but we aren’t here to give up.

It’s okay to be scared.

It’s okay to ask for help.

It’s okay to not want to live.

But push.

Push through the pain because you can’t see what the future holds for you.

Nobody can tell you whats going to happen.

So make it happen.

Make your future what you want it to be.

You owe it to yourself.

💜 -B

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