During that time I’ve also been beating myself up for my lack of writing on the blog and for not being present on the social media fronts I love so much (Twitter and Google+ to be exact).
And the more I beat myself up, the less motivated I’ve been to do anything about it.
This morning I woke up and decided to give myself permission to never write another blog post for this site again.
You know what happened then? I walked straight to my computer and began writing this to you. Funny how that works.
See, there are always going to be times when life will get in the way. There are times when we will not have the creative space to produce what we’d like. There are times when all we’ll want to do is crawl into a corner and sleep until we can’t sleep anymore.
But if we do not treat ourselves with compassion during these times, if we don’t give ourselves permission to step back and take a break, a seemingly temporary interruption can quickly turn into giving up on ourselves completely.
So here’s what I have to say to myself…and to you:
No matter what life is giving you right now, don’t give up.
No matter what hardships or challenges you are facing, don’t give up.
No matter how much you feel like it, don’t give up.
No matter how many people tell you that you can’t do it, don’t give up.
Never, ever give up on yourself.
In the end you’re all you got, baby. And I love you.