To hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength. This quote helped me through law school and the publishing process. Never give up on yourself, you are more resilient than you ever imagined.
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I had an especially tough day earlier this week, and e-mailed a good friend to complain that no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t seem to keep everything together. I kept at my day, took a nap, and eventually things started looking up. Later that day there was an encouraging reply from my friend, who shared with me that from her outside perspective, she thought I was doing an amazing job at handling what had been thrown at me. She works with people with chronic illness, so I felt like that gave her some extra credibility for that particular compliment. 🙂
It was good to be reminded of my own strength. Sometimes it’s hard to feel strong from inside a body that isn’t able to do some of the things that it used to be able to do so easily, and, like most people, I tend to be my own worst critic. But, I’m with you on this one–it takes something a lot stronger than super glue to keep holding things together!!
Thank you for your comment, Laura! This is an inspiring example of overcoming adversity daily. Cheering for you! -Julie