Right now you think no one understands how you feel.
It sucks to feel alone, but we all do, sometimes.
And you’re almost certainly wrong. No matter how you’re feeling, someone out there has felt like that before, and someone will feel like that in the future—I guarantee it.
But it makes no difference, because you’re probably never going to meet that person who is feeling the same way as you are right now. And if you did meet them, you wouldn’t tell them how you were feeling anyway, because you wouldn’t expect them to understand. But that’s okay.
How you’re feeling is okay.
You’re allowed to feel like that. There’s nothing wrong with feeling like that—it’s part of human experience. Give yourself permission and feel it fully. And then, when the time comes, you will feel something else, and give yourself permission to feel that fully, also.
As a dear friend used to tell me, we have to squat low to jump high.
Summits are meaningless without the climb that gets us there. We view summits from the valleys and wonder how we will ever reach such heights. Surely, those peaks are meant for others, we tell ourselves. But we don’t go home. Instead, we struggle. We strive. We climb to the top, only to find we’ve hit a false crest. We reach new lows before we can climb high again.
We all do—not just you.
You’re not the only one having ‘crazy’ thoughts, crying for ‘no reason’, laughing when you hurt most. We all do this.
It’s one of the things that makes us human.
And it’s okay.