Some days are harder than others and life will throw you a curve ball when you least expect it. But it is the hard times in your life that make you realise and appreciate how lucky you actually are to have amazing family and friends around you. The last few weeks have been some of the hardest for my family, but we have all rallied together to give each other support and provide each other with shoulders to cry on during this incredibly difficult period. Sometimes when things go pear shaped, it can bring you all closer.
Sometimes family can be frustrating and aggravating, but at the end of the day they are the only people in the world who are forever going to love you unconditionally. You never know what’s around the corner and you never know what tomorrow is going to bring, or what is to be expected in this crazy life. Family is the support system that you never had to ask for and I am so incredibly proud to be able to say that I am apart of this amazing family. I have seen a side of them this week that has made me feel so much love during so much sadness.
My anxiety has been through the roof, tears have flowed, and the sense of unknown has driven me crazy. I have constantly got a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, and a feeling that nothing in the world is right anymore. Sometimes things happen that make you question what it all means - why do things happen a certain way? Would the outcome be different had it have been a second earlier, or a second later? You play through all the ‘what if’ scenarios and fail to understand why life’s plans have changed? That’s not how it is suppose to go, and it’s not fair.
Finding ways to get through these situations is incredibly tough. It makes you sit back and re-evaluate where you’re at in your own life, and what you want to be doing with it. It makes you wonder whether the minor issues you experience everyday are really that bad, in the grand scheme of it all.
It just makes me realise and re-confirm that I want to be able to help as many people as I possible. Bringing awareness to these anxious feelings is something that is so important to me, and I wish I had of realised these things when I was younger. I want you to know that it is okay to not be okay - if you are not feeling great or like yourself. I want to bring awareness to the ones who don’t experience these feelings, to help them understand that little bit more. I want to break down the barrier between people who experience anxiety and mental health struggles, and the people who don’t. I want to make someone feeling this way understand that they are not alone.
It’s knowing that there are others out there.
It’s knowing that what you’re feeling isn’t something to be ashamed of, or kept secret.
We all need to realise that life is just so incredibly short.
I want you to do what makes you happy, with the people that make you the happiest, and make sure you tell them every single day that you love them.
Make the most of this life, because it is the only one that you get!
So please, I want you to grab someone close to you right now, give them a big hug and just tell them how much you love them.
Love really does make the world go around! Give kindness without expectation <3
We love you, Uncle Al x