Survivor Shadow

Some days I feel like a shadow of my normal self.

Surviving is hard.

Thriving is hard, too, because you can easily fool yourself into thinking that when you’ve been through so much, and after you’ve come so far, you have to stay up, stay positive, stay strong.

But one hard-won lesson I’ve learned is that no one can sustain the good stuff every day.

No one can be strong all the time.

No one has to to track constant progress or growth.

It’s okay if there’s a down day

when something steals your motivation, or pisses you off, or makes you sad, or gives you a case of the mopes. It’s okay to allow stagnation once in a while.

Because we are survivors, absolutely. We are warriors. But we’re also human.

It’s okay to be a shadow once in a while.

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