You are so strong and I need you to know that. I don’t know your almost, just like you don’t know mine… but I want to let you know that you won. You conquered the battle. You are victorious.
How long have you been fighting this almost? 2 weeks? 5 months? 8 years? Well, however long it was, it was worth it. Every last second led you to where you are right now. All of the tears, the wondering which decision was right, the feelings of being lost. They’re all gone; because you finally won. All the times you thought everything was against you? Well guess what, now everything is with you.
Was it really that hard? Let’s be honest, at some point in this winning battle, it took you about 20 seconds of pure courage. 20 seconds to do something that would change your life for the better. The week, months, or years that you spent hurting… it’s all over, thanks to 20 damn seconds. Look at you now. You can smile. You can breathe. You are free.
You overcame your almost. Almost letting a bully run your life. Almost picking up the bottle again. Almost hurting yourself. Almost giving into peer pressure. Almost taking your own life. Almost choosing to stay somewhere you are not welcome. Whatever your almost may be… it is now in the past, completely behind you.
I want you think about what it was that gave you those 20 seconds. Was it a person? Was it a pet? A picture? A memory? A Facebook post? What it was, you owe it a prayer. Whatever it was, it was in the right place at the right time. Everything happens for a reason and every door that God opens or closes for you is for a reason. When one closes another will open.
Now this whole time, I was talking about already being on the other side of your almost. I have been talking about being on one cliff and jumping over to the other one. Standing up on your own two feet with your back towards the past, walking forward. But what I haven’t touched on is the jump over. The middle ground. What if you have just completed your 20 seconds of courage… And now you’re questioning what happens next?
Well, that’s a good question. Sometimes you may need time. Every situation is different. Sometimes, you have absolutely NO idea what is going to happen next and that is completely fine. Part of the beauty of life is not knowing what is going to happen. Hell, I have no idea what I will be doing in 6 months, but I know it will be something that makes me smile. How do I know that? Because I have settled before and I’ll never do that again. Is my life perfect? No. But do I know what it means to be truly happy? Yes. Therefore, as long as I choose something that makes me happy, it will be the perfect choice. But there’s no reason to stress about 6 months from now. Worry about what you can be doing right now to get you to where you want to be in 6 months.
But with saying that, sometimes you don’t need time. Sometimes you know exactly what you need to get done and you will get to it. If you need time to yourself first, take it. By all means, you deserve it. But if you know the nest step, don’t be afraid to take it. You already took the leap of faith. You already made it to the other side. You are safe here. You have so many supporters rooting you on.
The almost tried to stop you. The almost tried to bring you down. But it didn’t. You didn’t give the almost that much power and I am so glad you didn’t.