TO THOSE READING THIS: If you notice me feeling down, send me a link to this studio so I can reread it and, hopefully, cheer myself up. I've been having a lot of down days lately so I think I'll need it :') Tysm!!
Oh and to those with low self esteem (like me lol) feel free to use this idea!
I know how awful the world is right now. I know how dark everything seems; like a permanent cloud drifted over the sun, and no amount of crying or forced optimism can help that. Yes. I know. It hurts like heck every day.
But YOU CAN'T GIVE UP. You are brave and true and strong. You are smart, you are kind, and most importantly, you are a friend to people who need it. You convince yourself it's people who are hurting you - you've made yourself believe that it's the neglect and hate in the world that's breaking you so long that you can't tell if it's true or not. But it isn't. The only thing stopping you... is you. The only voices in your head are yours. The only real person that hates you as much as you fear is yourself.
Don't hate yourself. You are an incredible person that has done so many good things in her life. You volunteered at horse camp for an entire summer, cleaning stables and blistering your feet without any pay whatsoever; you offer to help kids with their school work even if it means putting away your plans; you give up your time to help comfort people who need it; you're really quite extraordinary. Do not worry about any of your potential flaws.
You are not arrogant. You're just happy with who you are.
You are not selfish. You have to take care of yourself too.
You are not ugly. You're beautiful like a wildflower, tall and blooming and, yes, different, but free.
You are not being lazy. You don't need to be active all the time.
You aren't broken. The only thing hurting you is you.
I am happy.
I am happy with who I am. I am happy with what I intend to be. I am happy with the methods of which I use to get there.
It's an extraordinary thing, to be alive, isn't it? Living and breathing, thinking and worrying, hurting and laughing, dancing in the dark, breaking your heart. You are so lucky to be blessed with this wonderful life. Stop doubting yourself. Stop trying to live up to expectations that were never made. Stop letting your shadows get the best of you.
Find the light.
Discover your happiness again.
Oh, and one more thing -
I'm proud of you.
Sincerely, me <3 :)