“So I tell myself, ‘Hold on just a little while longer,
and it’ll be alright.'”
For so long, I’ve been low. Thoughts cross my mind about death. How my loss wouldn’t be profound. How everyone would be better off without me holding them back. For so long, I’ve been miserable. Thinking about the relief that would come if I just gave up.
But for much longer, I’ve had hope. I’ve had dreams. Dreams that have come true. Maybe not in the fairy tale sense, but still a reality. I’ve overcome so much, survived more than anyone should in their entire lifetime. So I tell myself, “Hold on just a little while longer, and it’ll be alright.”
Life is so damn hard sometimes, and living can be even harder. But that doesn’t mean there’s no hope for a better tomorrow.
© Sarah Doughty
Suicide is never the answer. If you ever feel like you’re sliding down that slope, reach out. Talk to someone. If you don’t, reach out to a friend or a relative and tell them how much you value them.
This was written in response to the #NovemberNotes challenge. Today’s inspiration was 1-800-273-8255 by Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid.