From Australia, With Love…

I’m sorry about this title. It seems a little cheesy but I felt all huggy bear all of a sudden.

This week I’ve challenged myself by trying to put something out on more of a regular basis than my usual schedule. Right now I’m not entirely sure if I’m flooding the blog or making it more entertaining, but seeing as it’s 1:54am here in the frozen winterland that is Melbourne, Australia in Winter, I wanted to kick off Friday with a little note.

Each of us are stronger than we know. We are more courageous than we know, more capable than we know, more resilient than we know.

We may sometimes think we can’t achieve that dream, that we can’t overcome that obstacle – that our life is doomed to live comfortably in some sort of strange settlement we’ve built for ourselves. But we’re wrong.

In my time writing this blog, you know what I’ve seen? Nothing but strong individuals. Men willing to combat this misconception that sensitive men are sissies, women that are braving new lives in order to achieve their dreams – humans exploring, experimenting with concepts that they thought were just dreams out of reach.

Anxiety might be kicking your butt, your life might be coasting in ways you can’t avoid just now, but with any sort of darkness there is light and ladies and gentlemen, that light will find you and cast its warmth upon you – you just have to head through the haunted woods before reaching the sun drenched fields.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re not worth it, don’t ever think you can’t achieve your goals. Don’t think you don’t have what it takes to endure, that this is the end, because the curtain hasn’t dropped till the lights are out and lemme tell you, this isn’t the end of your story yet. You have the strength, the courage, to steer the ship, to fight back. To live, not exist.

It’s not going to be easy. Nothing is going to be handed to you on velvet pillows. You’re going to cry, you’re going to scream, but you’re going to be okay. You’re going to be right where you want to be one day.

If you’re feeling low, if you’re feeling depressed or suicidal or lost or anxious, it IS okay to email me. It IS okay to unload. There is no judgement from my behalf, not on your life or your feelings or any kinks. I just want you to know that you don’t have to be alone. You don’t have to feel alone. My email is open if things ever get too tough or hard to navigate.

Be kind to yourself, ladies and gents, and be kind to each other.