Mental Health • A Life Without Rain

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“It’s not that you want a life without the rain. You just want to know you’re not the only one getting wet.”

You don’t hate life as much as you think you do.

You hate that there are people who make it look so easy. They’ll tell you not to worry. They’ll tell you that everyone has their own problems.

Still – you resent the ones who get an extra Friday night with their friends.

You’re bitter towards the ones who celebrated a holiday with more cheer than you, and the ones whose pictures are filled with more smiles than yours. Of course, they’ve been sad and they understand deep pain, but you still don’t feel like they sacrifice the time that you do.

They don’t understand true sadness.

They don’t take their steps beneath a dark cloud.

They’re hiding a truth you’re aching to know because it’s not that you want a life without the rain.You just want to know you’re not the only one getting wet.


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Mental Health • You Could’ve Outran Your Storm

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” They’ll spend the rest of their lives wishing you could’ve out ran your storm. Wishing you left your shoes in the mud and your problems beneath them.”

They won’t talk about your money, your fame, or your to-die-for looks.

They won’t speak about your designer bag, the shoes you spent 3 paychecks on, or remember what generation iPhone you most recently had. They’ll never mention how ‘poor’ your grades were, or how you always took before ever giving back.

They’ll never remember how you loved wrong before you learned to love right. They’ll never put your flaws before your contagious laugh, or the things you feared before the things you faced. They’ll be broken. They’ll be hurt.

They’ll miss the way you made them smile and the way you made them laugh.

They’ll think of words left unsaid over words that you’d once spoken.

They’ll spend the rest of their lives wishing you could’ve out ran your storm.

Wishing you left your shoes in the mud and your problems beneath them.

Wishing if only they saw you break before you let yourself shatter.

When we love someone who stepped too soon off the sidewalk, who took a fatal trip, or whose life worked against all odds, there is nothing to do but appreciate the breaths they took and the life they lived, so live a great life worth remembering.


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Love & Lust • The Kind of Love We Hate to Want

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“There’s no better time to embrace who you really are then a time when no one has a clue.”

Our teen years fixated on the popularity of the girls with pretty long hair and a tendency to sneak alcohol during lunch. Their jock-like-boyfriends that would bend over backward for the ‘privilege’ to hold their books, and the way they could glamorize their gym uniforms by accessorizing with pink.

It was the kind of love we hated to want. It was enough to change us. It was enough to make us fake, vulnerable, jealous, and dangerously overcome with emotions.

Life is no different than High School.

If you step out of the ‘box’ you’re strange.  You’re different. You’re forced to accept that you’re not ‘normal’ but you’re still not sure that you know what ‘normal’ is.

You don’t. No one does.

No one knows why society made cruel standards to make or break a person. No one knows who dreamed up ‘right’ from ‘wrong’, but the second you believe what they’re talking about is the second you lose what you’re all about.

Eventually, you’ll find out that the girls with pretty long hair are no different than you. They’re people who miss their bed. They’re people who’re tired of hurting. They’re people who waste their days fighting who they are.

The 20’s come with a lot of hardships.

A lot of obstacles we must overcome – but while we’re occupied with the serious problems life offers, we forget to pretend to be someone else. After all, there’s no better time to embrace who you really are then a time when no one has a clue.


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