I know that I'm not the most amazing writer, that English was always my lowest mark in High School, and that there are already millions upon millions of blogs that exist in the world.
I also know that lately I've felt a strong urge to write on this blog again, and that sometimes we do things with the hopes that it might impact even just one person.
Please don't think I am writing as a way of fishing for compliments or looking for validation. I'm writing because I want the people in my life, near or far, to know that they are loved, that there is beauty & joy in the world, and that they are not alone in their struggles.
We all struggle daily with many different things, big or small... guilt, anxiety, nerves, self-doubt, comparison, worry, job-related issues, relationship difficulties, family tensions, loneliness, self-worth, heartache, sickness, mental illness, financial struggles, confusion... the list can go on and on.
The ironic thing is, we often just sweep our difficulties under the rug, and work like crazy to portray a perfect image to the rest of the world. Meanwhile, everyone else in the world is doing the exact same thing. We live in a community of people portraying perfection, but quietly suffering alone.
If there is one thing I'm learning it's that we need each other. We need people who will support, love, and care for us, in the exact same way that we need to support, love and care for others.
So let's go through life together... not just in an every-day, surface, routine way, but in a deep, meaningful, encouraging way. Let's address our struggles, and work through them together instead of ignoring them and pretending they don't exist. Let's be honest and open, with the hopes that what we've learned through our own difficulties may help someone else who is traveling the same path.