pain

The validity of pain

Sometimes I feel like I don’t deserve to feel. Like I haven’t earned the right to be upset, or grieve or feel loss or pain or hurt. I always feel like my pain isn’t valid. Or that it isn’t big enough or real enough, or anything like that. I always look for others to validate …

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You can have pain, and still have hope for a better tomorrow.

I am living a story where I believe in hope for others, but not for myself. I’ve never believed in myself, or that a better ending is even possible for me. This week, I’ve been challenged. I’ve been asked to write as of hope is possible for me, as if I believe in better for …

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