It has been a stressful week and I have gotten very little sleep because of it. We all know what lack of sleep does to your mental state; you don’t need to suffer from mental illness to know that. I broke down in tears on my way home yesterday because of how overwhelmed I have been. I was ready to give up. I was prepared to give in. I didn’t do either. It has been nearly impossible to keep up a positive attitude as of late, but I’m choosing to keep my head up. I need to remember all of the trials I have been through in my life and how I have survived each one. I am stronger than I give myself credit for and I know I can make it through. I’m lucky enough to have people in my life who’s triumphs over adversity inspire me to keep going. I’m thankful for all the support that has been shown to me throughout my life; my parents, my brothers and their wives, my friends and all of the others who have been there. Life was never meant to be easy, so there is no use complaining about it. Overcome. I also hope there is more to life than simply surviving the day to day. Sometimes it can feel like I am merely living to make it to the next day and that does not help.