I’m not going to say that my dog ate my homework,
or that I got a cold and couldn’t come to class
or lie and say that my grandma died or something.
You’ve heard all that before.
What I am going to tell you is that I temporarily lost my mind
and can’t really pay attention till I find it.
This was my life 3 years ago. I almost failed out of college, almost committed suicide, almost ruined everything for myself.
It’s been 3 years. I’m almost 2 years clean, 2 years free of an addiction that lasted 7 and 2 years the scars have been fading to the point even I forget where some of them were for so long.
It’s been 3 years and I not only got back on my feet, got help and got my head on straight, I graduated college with a 3.84 GPA, cum laude, and am in graduate school now, doing what I have dreamed of doing most of my life, doing what I used to think I’d never really accomplish. It’s been 3 years and I love my life and I am so damn proud of myself. No matter how bad it gets some days I know it can’t be worse than where I was 3 years ago and I know how far I’ve come and I am just so, so proud of that.
I just wanted to share, for all of you out there still struggling to believe: IT DOES GET BETTER. SO much better. Life is so worth it guys, it is just so incredibly worth it. Because for all the bad days, when you get to the end of it and you feel strong and confident and you see how far you have come, you will love yourself so much for that and be so thankful you didn’t give up. Keep going. Never give up. It really, truly, one hundred percent will pay off if you just keep fighting.