We can read motivational quotes forever, but unless we make the decision to start before we feel ready, we’re not going to make much progress. I’ve been there, in bed 18 hours a day, hoping my problems would figure themselves out, or someone would come save the day and be my hero. As we grow from children to adults, we not only have to be more independent, we also have to let go of the idea that anyone else is going to make our problems theirs. Some of us need encouragement, while others can simply be told to SUCK IT UP, either way, the responsibility lies with us, and no one else. It doesn’t matter if THEY betrayed us, broke our heart, or did us dirty in other ways. It’s up to US to deal with that shit, and as important as it is to show ourselves compassion when these challenges first happen, eventually we gotta get out of bed and take steps to make things better. We’re either making progress or excuses. I’m going to repeat that for those in the back: WE’RE EITHER MAKING PROGRESS OR EXCUSES. It’s normal to feel hurt and blame the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to make that a part of our new identity. The shit we go through in life is the shit that makes us interesting people, so go ahead, be interesting as fuck, and conquer the shit that’s kept you anxiety filled and stressed, one little baby step at a time.