I love the quote by Confucius, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” because it can be applied to so many different situations. For me it applies to my struggles with living with depression and anxiety. I know there are going to be days that are going to be hard, really hard. I know there are days where people are going to judge me because of how I live my life. However, after those really hard days there is nowhere to go but up. I can’t and won’t let anyone keep me down for good.

After how horrible the previous few days were, I knew I had to do something to get myself out of my funk. Like I posted earlier today, I made a structured list of things I wanted to accomplish today. I met all of these goals except for one. I didn’t end up making dinner so instead we picked something up. Out of everything that I wanted to do, that was the least important. I exercised, did several loads of laundry, cleaned the house and did some work on here. I am proud of myself for getting these things done since I haven’t been able to all week.

My goal for the rest of the week is to follow another set of structured tasks. Tomorrow I’m going to wake up and rise to the occasion again. No matter how I feel one day and no matter who tries to bring me down — there is light at the end of the tunnel every single day and time.

To my new followers, welcome to Smiling Through Tears. This blog is a daily account of my struggle with mental health disorders. To all of my returning followers, thank you for supporting me and following my journey.

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