The emotional state you face when being chronically ill is a rollercoaster. Some days you may feel you can handle the whole “being sick for life” thing and everything that comes along with it; the unpredictability, the losses, the changes, the pain and suffering, knowing that it has all shaped you into the person you are today. In those moments you feel strong enough for the battle; you find confidence in yourself. Then on the contrary, there are days when you feel as weak as a twig just barely hanging on during a thunderstorm; the tiniest ache or pain could make you break down in tears.
No matter how you feel it’s important to understand that with each day comes new strength, new hope, and new opportunities, all which hold the power to change your life and help you blossom from your struggles. Don’t let the feelings of weakness and defeat be the cement that blocks you from growing. Find the light peeking through the cracks, focus on taking advantage of the adversity in your life and thrive from it wholeheartedly.