Not all my battles have been fought in the ring, on the platform or in competition....
Some of my hardest battles have been to get out of bed in the morning when someone you love has died.....
Or having to watch someone you care about being ravaged by a mental illness.
To have your health stripped from you abruptly and literally have to build your health and life back piece by piece....
I could go on- but I won't. The point is, there is not one of us on this planet that hasn't been put through the grinder of life.
Baptised by fire, tested.
sometimes again and again...
Believe me when I say that you are not alone in this.
You and I are not that different.
The tragedy lies not in falling, but feeling that we have to hide, that we can't share or expose our pain.
Not to dwell in it as such - but so that we can release it and free ourselves from the tight grip it has on us. Lifting a heavy weight off our shoulders..
Remember, in the words of the singer Jessie J,
"Its ok not to be ok."
May 14th - 20th is National Mental Health Awareness Week. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of intelligence.
So if you need help, you better ask somebody!