Sometimes, It’s OK not to be OK

I never thought I’d be quoting Pamela Anderson on my blog, especially in my second post. But I ran across this quote which actually inspired my post:

A little bit of pain is good for you. I feel alive. Everybody needs struggle. Once you overcome an obstacle, you springboard into the future. Life is interesting and short and it’s not supposed to be easy, and if it is, you’re probably just in denial and you’re existing here like a zombie.

PAMELA ANDERSON

We all have a past. In that past there is pain. There are thousands of quotes about letting go of your past, but we all know that it’s easier

Everybody Hurts

said than done. To know where you’re going, you must know where you’re from. To know what’s funny, you need to remember what’s sad.

I admit, sometimes things from my past will creep up on me in the most inconvenient places at the most inconvenient times. Sometimes, I let these thoughts consume me, let the pain run it’s course, have a good cry and move on (or maybe sulk for a day or two). Other times, I laugh. Why do I laugh?

Because I remember how sad I felt and I think to myself- “It hurt and I felt low, but I made it and look at all the smiles I’ve had since then.”

We all go through thunderstorms and we all have our bad days, but it will get better!

We all have a past. In that past there is pain. In that past we also have happiness. Sometimes tears are necessary. Sometimes looking back is necessary. Sometimes it’s OK not to be OK, as long as we pick ourselves up and keep pushing forward. Push! Push! Push! You are more than your past. You are more than the pain.

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2 Responses to Sometimes, It’s OK not to be OK

  1. Justin says:

    Well said, both you and Pamela.

    Personally, and maybe this is a guy thing, I find it challenging to even acknowledge the emotions that are weighing on me, much less let go of them. For a long time, I tried to control my feelings as I did the things in life I thought I was ‘supposed’ to do. Now I am finding that my emotions have had enough, and are insisting that I stop and listen. It is another form of letting go that I am having trouble embracing.

  2. Thanks, Justin!

    It’s definitely not a guy thing. Over the years, it has become more difficult for me to verbalize the way I feel because I don’t like feeling vulnerable or getting ridiculed. We are definitely conditioned to control our feelings, especially men. I’m glad that your emotions are now demanding attention. It is a difficult task but learning how to listen to the way you feel will definitely save you a lot of pain in the future. Best of luck!

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