MHAM Submission - Kayla Anezka

an open letter to the fighters.

You are enough.
You are worth it.
You are strong.
You are more than you give yourself credit for.

I’m not going to say the things you don’t want to hear, but you are more than just skin and bones. You are a soul; a light in the end of a tunnel; you put a smile on people’s faces.

Certain times could be harder than the others. I know life sometimes seems cruel or unkind, and I’m sorry. Maybe you feel like everything is crumbling apart and it never works out. Maybe it’s tangled up in your head and it overwhelms you to the point you can’t even think straight. But I promise you, you will figure out a way. Because you are capable of it, and I believe you can make it. You just have to keep going. Life doesn’t get easier; but you are the one who become stronger.

You are more than those sleepless nights when you cry yourself to sleep. You are more than the expectation you are trying to live; more than the blame you put on yourself. Be your own support system, you can’t hide from all your problems and hope it will go away, instead you have to face it and climb your way back on top.

There are a lot more to cherish; a lot more things to try; places to visit; and memories to create. So many more accomplishments, achievements, and even smiles to see.

Everyone struggles with their own battles, but don’t ever hestitate to reach out and seek for help. There will always be someone who will listen and support you; whether it’s a friend, family or a professional.

Celebrate every small steps you’ve took to get better. Even the mundane tasks you’ve done everyday like tidying your room, finishing a good book, or making a cup of tea. Everything are worth celebrating for, even just waking up in the morning and getting out of bed. You’ve survived so much already.

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