You think you know the people in your life. You can peg which one is the ass, which one is the softie, and you think you know who it is that will have your back. And then…then you don’t. Pain. When it’s there, it’s there. And there is no hiding, no running from pain. You can try and avoid it, and it may work for a while. But eventually you break down. You trip and fall over a memory, and there’s that pain. It had never given up the chase. Pain had just been patient and waited for it’s turn. Because one way or another, pain will be felt. And you know, I’ve come to find that that’s ok. It’s ok to hurt. There is a time for everything. There is a time for you to be alone. There is a time for you to get angry. And there is a time to hurt. Pain does not make you weak. It does not mean you’ve lost the fight in some way. Pain just means that you’re finally cleaning out the storage unit you’ve turned your heart into, and making more room for what’s to come. So when you come to the point where what you thought you knew, what you thought was the safe bet, turns out to be a dagger to your soul, acknowledge the pain. Because the longer you make pain chase you, the stronger it gets.
That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt. -John Green
Stay beautiful, yall XOXO ❤️