Everyone seems to take time at the end of the year to look back toward events which transpired in their lives. While it’s important to look back to remember the past, it’s also important to keep your eyes on the road ahead of you. You are where you are. Not where you have been, not where you will be when your journey is done.
Rather, you are where you are in this very moment.
Part of recovery involves realizing from where you have come and to where you will go as you heal.
Today, I challenge you to not only look back at the past year but to look forward to the coming year.
2011 is YOUR year. It’s a year during which you can make the best of anything heading your way. It’s a year during which YOU advocate for yourself, don’t take no for an answer, set small goals to reach recovery. You can do this. You can.
I know you feel alone. I know you’re scared. I know you feel lost down there in the dark.
You’re not alone down there.
No matter what your story, no matter what your history, no matter what you think is holding you back, we have all been where you are. We have all felt that something holding us back. We have ALL felt swallowed by the bottomless black pit filled with Postpartum Mood Disorders.
We care. We are many. We care. Let us care. Lean on us when you hurt. Lean on us when you don’t hurt. Lean on us when you can’t get up. Lean hard. We are here. We are love.
Now that you’ve gone through an entire box of Kleenex, I would love it if you would share your hopes for the next year. Keep them small and achievable. But keep them filled with hope.
Let’s get to Just Talkin’.
I think it’s important too that when the New Year begins, we should all give each other a pat on the back.
We made it ;)