Bravery

Allison Nazarian Healing, Inspiration, One Word

This is for those of you who think you are not brave.

You know what?  You are the bravest there is.

Yes, YOU.

You who are…

…doing it all yourself

…terrified whether you will pay all the bills this month

…ready to walk away from “so so” to find your “fucking awesome”

…questioning whether you should have done it

…doing it the “right way” when everyone else seems to be taking short cuts

…thinking you may never do it

…feeling more alone than ever

…asking if this is all really worth it

…wondering why you always seem to get stomped on

…shaking your head because you are too damn nice…every time

…asking if you are the only one who seems to make the same mistake over and over

…soldiering on despite the terror you feel

…healing from pain, from abuse, from trauma

…lost

…unsure

…wondering, wondering

…doubtful

…dejected

…still feeling intense pain no matter what you do to alleviate it

…leaving even though it is comfortable

…staying because you are so scared to leave

…leaving because you know this isn’t “IT” for you

…staying because “IT” still scares you so damn much

…pushing through the pain

…stronger than the pain, even and especially when you don’t feel like it

…smiling despite it all

…smiling because of it all

 

Yes, YOU.

You are so brave. 

You are not alone.

I salute you.

 

This post was inspired by my dear friend Lee.