It’s funny that as I have started writing this blog, someone I know has been experiencing some emotional challenge – a similar challenge I have experienced in the past.
I lost both my parents during my teenage years. My mother passed away when I was 13, and after that my father when I was 19. It was a difficult transition because I used to have a happy childhood. These new changes were too difficult to swallow for me as a teenager who only knew a little about life, and in this little world that I knew, everything was perfect and in order. A harmonious family, loving parents and cool siblings, nice holiday trips, good education and good grades at school.
I wasn’t prepared to experience such loss and it took me over a decade to accept the reality. I’ve been going through difficult seasons and a few phases where I had to fight emotional challenges since then. What this person has been struggling with reminds me of my own story.
I created this blog to share with you what I have learned from my own – as well as others’ – experience. So what I have shared in the previous posts is also based on my own experience. Everyone is different in how they perceive their experience and how they respond to it, so not everyone can relate to what I’ve been saying. However, for those who are struggling in some way, keep in mind that change is a process. Be patient. Make peace with yourself and remember that ‘You are enough’.
You may not be in a position or a situation where you wish to be. You may not have become the person you wish to be. Let go of it all .. disappointments, unmet expectations, frustrations .. Stop running from yourself, stop avoiding the pain by reaching out to more distractions and make yourself as busy as can be .. You are enough. You can just be.