I deserve better. Not from anyone else, but from myself.
It seems obscene that the human body is capable of producing so much grief without shriveling up completely to grant some sort of ending release.
The truth is that you are in charge of building the future you deserve. You can begin today, right in this moment.
My brand of strength is nothing more than a coping mechanism, a way to survive. I rise above the sadness by smothering it with shame, but it’s always there, growing with every disappointment and heartbreak.