I am by far, the most stubborn, hardheaded person I know. I struggle with asking for help. I feel like I need to be this strong, independent woman all the time. Even when it drives me into the ground.
However, these last three months have proven to me, time and again, how thankful and grateful I am for all the friends who have helped me in so many ways, even when I didn't know how to ask for it. People would ask me what I need and what they could help with and I honestly had no idea how to answer. Not because I didn't want the help, but because I honestly didn't know what I needed. Or wanted.
I've learned to swallow my pride and to ask for the help, even with the seemingly little things. It doesn't make me weak and it doesn't make me any less of that strong, independent woman that I want to be. It simply means that I know my boundaries. And I know what's going to push me beyond my limits.
And the beautiful part of it is that people are willing and able to help. Don't ever forget that there are people out there who support and love you and will be there for you, through the highs and lows of life.
And there's part of me that forgot that. And because of that, I struggled for the first part of the summer. No matter what you're going through or how bad it seems, your friends and family will have your back. And you'll be surprised at the people who step up and offer anything you need. I promise, you're never alone.
And I know that I'm speaking as if I'm talking to you… But I needed this reminder, as well.
The love, support, the help, the shoulders to cry on… All of these things have been overwhelmingly amazing and I know I will never be able to say thank you enough.
Believe me, I know how hard it is to ask for help. To admit that you can't do everything on your own. But it's OK to ask. There are things that we aren't meant to go through alone. Nor should we have to.
So just remember, there are people out there who love you and will support you and will help you, and all you have to do is ask.
I love y'all. Thank you so much for your continued support and reading my blog every Monday. I hope you are getting something out of them. And if there's anything specific you'd like me to talk about, let me know in the comments.
I hope you have a beautiful week and that you ask for help if you need it.
With love and wellness,