“Then at some point you can look at how that tiny soul, that shared your darkest days, has become an absolute treasure of a human.”
“For the past two years, I have been conscious of the fact that I am transgender, meaning that my gender doesn’t adhere to what I was assigned at birth.”
”The negative things that people tell us are the negative beliefs that hold us back.”
“Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 In your private account for your use.”
“Here’s the thing. Around seven years ago I wanted to kill myself. I was done. Every day was another impossible feat. Every interaction was a struggle. Every morning waking up being alive was a disappointment.”
“ But, and here is the reason you are still alive today, it is also a miracle.”
“Progress is all about steps in the right direction. “
“For the last 8 or so months I have been through the lowest time I have ever been through. “
It is the power of our thoughts. They warp our reality.
“So I embarked on a journey into loving myself.”
There's no time for a half-hearted life. There's too much to lose. There's too much to regret.
“I had anorexia. It controlled my life and my entire being for so many years.”
“What started as trying to be healthy nearly killed me.”
“Let them know how much you love them”
“It is okay to not be okay. Admitting that you need help, and receiving help is not a sign of weakness, I view it as an action of strength and courage.”
When I was battling through my toughest times with suicide attempts, wards, self hatred and everything else I remember thinking ‘this is the way my life is going to be forever, so why try.’ These beliefs and behaviors had become so ingrained into my thinking that it had become part of my identity. So let me tell you this: You are NOT your behaviour. You are NOT your beliefs. You are NOT your struggles.
“Am I worth taking care of?”
There is this place
With shiny, cold floors
Thick, rusted bars
I hope you know you're not the only one who feels the way you feel.
Looking back, Jin was a difficult teenager. Because she was my first child I just thought she’d been sent to ruin my life and that that was the normal state of teenhood.