I truly can’t believe its been almost 11 months since I started this blog inspired by and in honor of my friend who died by suicide. Since the day I began writing I’ve been striving for many things. But most importantly I’ve been striving for better mental health, for myself and for others.
There are still days that my mental health is not at its best. When I need a time out of my own. When I depend on the love and support of my family and friends to get me through the day. But I keep striving because I know its important. I don’t want to let myself EVER get to the place that I’ve been before, that Dina was before she died.
So I strive for better days.
I strive to feel the love within myself.
I strive to be the best mom I can be for my kids.
I strive to be the best woman I can be for myself.
And I strive to give back to John what he gives to me every day, unconditional love.
Its not always easy (except loving my family, THAT is easy.) What is hard is letting myself have bad days among the good, and not feeling like I’m slipping. To continue striving for the good days when I’m within a bad moment. Giving myself permission to be less than perfect. Because really what IS perfect anyway? No one is perfect, but we can still be very good enough.
What are you striving for in your life? Are you looking for your calling? Are you trying to find your better self? Are you striving to be the person your family needs? Are you striving to be the person YOU need?
Keep at it, but know that you are good enough being YOU, bad days and all.
Today’s post is linked up at JustBeEnough. The writing prompt was “I am Striving…”