Sometimes you need those friends who will listen, not judging, to your current life drama and actually care about what you’re saying and give real advice. Luckily, I had one do that for me tonight and it is exactly what I needed.
When we go through something bad in our lives and we make it through, we always come out learning more and finding out more about ourselves. Making us, in the long term, stronger than we were before.
I’m not saying I have had the worst childhood imaginable, but if there were things I wish I could have made better. Made happier. Made more positive.
Even now, at 22, I could name things I wish would have been different. However, if they were different, I don’t think I would be where I am today.
If things would have been different, I would not be the strong, independent woman I am now. I would not be so optimistic. I would not be driven. I would not be in London chasing my goals.
Although some things I have gone through still hurt and on a daily basis try to creep into my mind and break me down, I know I have only grown as a person because of them.
The decisions I have made have been made due to those life experiences, good and bad.
I have been shaped into the woman I am because of every single experience I have come across. Every single one I have learned from. And the knowledge is priceless.
Just think, of all the bad experiences you have had and you have come out on top, you can use your knowledge to help someone else get through their tough time.
You can inspire others with your story.
Even if it is in the slightest manner, you can be the light in someone’s life than they need during a time when they feel like nothing will turn around. You can help someone see the positive of a bad situation.
So, if you are going through something tough and you feel stuck, remember… keep your chin up and don’t give up. One day you will come out of it all with tons more knowledge.
Then you can inspire others with your story. Be a light for those in need of a friend, a shoulder to lean on. Never give up. Smile.