“Why Don’t You Just Push Through?”

I know exactly where you are coming from. After some years of hearing this, I finally just decided to say “thank you” to the advice instead of rebutting or self-critiquing and kept on moving with my life. I know what my experience is and no one else can tell it to me or live it for me. Remember that every day, in every moment, you are doing the best that /you/ can. You are the only living in your body and you are the only one who will in your body. You are the only one responsible for your body and no one else can tell you what to do with it or how to manage it.

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Today, someone said to me something that I know a lot of people are thinking. “Why don’t you just push through? Why don’t you just try to live normally and do what you want, regardless if you might hurt a little more the next day.” “Maybe if you stay busy, and get a part-time job, you would feel better.”

I didn’t know what to say. I was so taken aback that I couldn’t even respond without stuttering while also trying to be polite. Because apparently I am a meek, passive person. Soon after, I cried. I cried a lot. Because that’s what meek people do.

I cried because I am feeling insecure. I am scared that my mind doesn’t work as well as it used to. I get so frustrated when I can’t find the words to complete my thoughts… I know my body isn’t strong like it once was…

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