It Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Drop the struggle

I spent far too many years of my life thinking that everything had to be difficult. Love always had to have challenges. You had to work hard to have anything at all. In order to be mega successful you had to run in a million different directions.

Drop it. Drop the struggle. It doesn’t even matter when and where you picked it up. Drop it.

As much as I dislike saying that my last relationship played a role in my most recent anxiety relapse, the simple truth is it did. You’re the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with and I had decided to spend my time with someone who thought life had to be hard. That working all the time and being in constant motion was the only way to live life. That love is not only complicated, but a complication.

Before I knew it, my old ideologies started to slip back in and I was working more than ever and going a million different directions. Two workaholics going a million different directions neither have the time to break up, nor can they go forward in the same direction.

When that came to an end, looking around I saw that I had actually surrounded myself with several people who were making life harder than it has to be. That’s when I realized that sometimes dropping the struggle means dropping people who love to carry the struggle.

The struggle is only as real as you allow it to be, as is happiness. You’ve got options.

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