The ability to not let others bring us down
How to take charge of one's own life
My best friend once told me, "The one thing that changed my life was when I realized that it doesn't matter what others think of you. It took me a while, but understanding this is the best thing anybody can do for themselves."
This statement has to be the most important thing anyone's ever said to me, and years later I'm trying to figure out if I've actually gotten there.
Life beats you over the head sometimes, and it seems to happen more easily to me than to others - I guess I'm just wired that way, able to handle less.
Naturally, I'm terrified silly, though this reaction has become rather commonplace.
The optimist in me is yelling to fight back and slaughter my inner fears cold.
I have a bunch of numbers for doctors around my area, and I'm going to start making phone calls tomorrow. I'm not self-assured just yet, but I've finally realized I can't let my own thoughts destroy me. Now all I need is the help to actually accomplish this.
Anxiety can fucking suck it.