Let it go

You didn’t realize
That things were piling up.
You didn’t see it coming,
The heartbreak,
The dark clouds looming
In the sky.

Now there are tears in your eyes
A weight on your shoulders
You can’t see the light
In the end of the story
You’re so afraid to fall

The old plan isn’t gonna work here…
So make a new one

Take this dead weight from you
And let it all go away
Let the wind take everything
That ever dragged you down

I know how it feels
My whole life I felt
Like I had to feel
A certain way

My whole life I carried this weight in me
My soul was chained

Now I let it all go
It was never for me to carry
It was never my fault
I have to let it go

Take these old wings of yours
And take flight
Don’t worry
Good things are coming
Just be free

Let yourself be taken by the wind…

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You can

I can see your tired eyes
I can see your defeated demeanor
But I can see you are ready to try
To fight again with even more strength

And I know you are focused
Walking on your own two feet
But just know my hand is in yours
Know I am watching over you
Know my steps are connected to yours
Know my eyes are facing the same direction
Know I am here, a constant presence
And I will never leave you.

Still yawning, she made her way to her desk. It was messy, like all the mornings before. Her computer was put aside and there were clothes strewn around everywhere. She was still tired, even though she slept soundly through almost nine hours, and the girl thought about giving up. Just rest. There was no hurry, after all. But she remembered that there were too many things to do and she realized that, if she could do at least one of them, it would be progress. In her vains ran the blood of strong women. So she cleaned her desk and got started.

Don’t worry

Instead of reassuring yourself that nothing will happen, have the mindset that “whatever happens, I’ll be fine”.

Even if you worry that bad things are coming, create a mechanism to guarantee that you’ll be okay, like figuring out which friends are really supportive and which aren’t, knowing that you can reach out to your family, or just trusting fate. Face the challenges with a serene heart and the knowledge that time can heal anything, so just wait and hope. And be fine.

This is the true strength.

Persistence

In this rainy afternoon, after a tiring semester, I sit here in this chair and write this words to you, who is still struggling, who is still hurting.
    So many things happened in this period. Besides all the tests and projects to work on, there were so many laughs, stories, days, tears, suffering, frustration, disappointment, sadness, fear, happiness and, most of all, courage. There were so many challenges, but looking at my Facebook feed filled with pictures with me and my friends in it, I can honestly say that yes, even with all the walls in our way, we were brave enough to face them, and get past them with our lives.
     It may seem a little dramatic now that I think of it. But at the time when the struggle is the present, it’s really hard to see the truth: everything passes. All the days, all the worry, all the joy, they go away in the wind someday, be it suddenly or piece by piece.
    So this is my message to the ones still in the finals, or in the middle of their semesters: yes, you will make it out alive. Be brave. Don’t give up. You deserve feeling relaxed and happy by the end of it, the true feeling of seeing all your work come to fruition. To finally be done with it.
    In the middle of the rain, I can see a bird flying. They say that true peace is not clear skies or transparent waters, but in the middle of a storm, a little bird calmly resting in its nest.
    Be brave.